The 2018 World Cup final brought moments of drama, political protests, celebration, controversy on at least one call, and ultimately, a celebration of human spirit and national unity that is rarely achieved outside of sports.
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) July 15, 2018
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) July 15, 2018
Brilliant final! France is the world champion. Russia has held the best World Cup! pic.twitter.com/4qak89RHHL
— Dmitry Medvedev (@MedvedevRussiaE) July 15, 2018
Congratulations to France, who played extraordinary soccer, on winning the 2018 World Cup. Additionally, congratulations to President Putin and Russia for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament — one of the best ever!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2018
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Crowds packed the lawns beneath the Eiffel Tower, and on the other side of the Seine River, more fans poured onto streets around the Champs-Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. Car horn honking was the way many celebrated in the seconds after France beat Croatia 4-2 in Moscow.
Great to watch the #WorldCupFinal with Jubba Youth Community Association, an organisation that uses football to support young people.
This tournament has shown the power of football to inspire and bring people together.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) July 15, 2018
For one day, at least, the world managed to put aside its differences and celebrate a game beloved across the planet, honoring the two teams that made it to the final championship with thanks and gratitude.