BBC kaže: In one of the most exciting World Cup finals of the modern era, played out to a soundtrack of thunder, Croatia and France delivered an enthralling spectacle that brought the highest goal tally in a final since 1966, a pitch invasion, and a controversial intervention from the video assistant referee that had a huge influence on the outcome.
Guardian: It was difficult not to sympathise with Croatia bearing in mind the narrative of the first half in particular, when Mandzukic scored an own goal and France were awarded a penalty because of a borderline VAR decision that will always polarise opinion.
Independent: It was a final that had everything Russia 2018 has been celebrated for, everything it has enthralled us with, except one key ultimately decisive factor: a surprise. France lifted their second World Cup trophy because they had too much for a Croatia stretched too far who just couldn’t lift themselves that bit further, although the end result of 4-2 – making this the highest scoring final since 1966 and probably the most entertaining in that time – was one of many factors that felt so unfair on player of the tournament Luka Modric and his team.
CNN: This was the highest-scoring final since 1966 and an entertaining climax a wonderful tournament deserved. In 90 high-octane minutes there was a controversial VAR decision, an own goal, record-breaking feats, a pitch invasion and an underdog pushing a heavyweight to its limit.
B92: Gledali smo zaista spektakularan duel pred 78.000 gledalaca na stadionu Lužnjiki, uz čak šest golova, autogol, upotrebu VAR tehnologije, penal, nekoliko spornih i kontroverznih situacija, a svaki ljubitelj fudbala mogao je apsolutno da uživa.