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World Cup recap: A look back in pictures

France won the World Cup on Sunday, putting an end to the month-long tournament.

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France beat Croatia, 4-2, on Sunday, July 15, in the World Cup final, the last match of more than 60 hosted by Russia. Here’s a look back at how the tournament unfolded for France to win it all.

Here, France players celebrate with the trophy after winning the World Cup.

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France vs. Croatia

Paul Pogba celebrates with teammates after scoring France's second goal against Croatia during the World Cup final. France went on to win, 4-2.

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French President Emmanuel Macron reacts during the final between France and Croatia. 

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Security removes a man who charged onto the field during the World Cup final.

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France coach Didier Deschamps is thrown in the air by players as they celebrate winning the World Cup.

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Croatia's Sime Vrsaljko, Domagoj Vida and Vedran Corluka react after losing to France in the World Cup final.

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Les Bleus supporters celebrate the French victory during a public viewing of the World Cup final in Geneva, Switzerland, on July 15, 2018.

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French soccer fans gather in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris to watch the final between France and Croatia.

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Belgium vs. England

England's Harry Maguire reacts after losing to Belgium during the third place match.

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Uruguay vs. France

France's Kylian Mbappe lies on the field after taking a dive as Uruguay players protest that he's overreacting during the quarter-final match on July 6.

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French supporters hold flares as they celebrate their team's victory on Boulevard Poissonniere in Paris on July 6.

France defeated Uruguay 2-0.

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Brazil vs. Belgium

Neymar of Brazil is airborne as Thomas Meunier of Belgium, right, looks on during their quarter-final match on July 6.

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Neymar and teammates hang their heads in defeat at the end of the match. Belgium won 2-1.

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Russia vs. Croatia

A ballerina at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia, watches the broadcast of the match on July 7.

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Croatia's Ivan Rakitic celebrates with Danijel Subasic after winning the penalty shootout.

Croatia won 4-3 on penalties after tying 2-2.

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Dejected Russian players following their defeat.

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Russian fans in Moscow comfort each other after their team's defeat.

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Sweden vs. England

England's Harry Maguire, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring the opening goal during the quarter-final match on July 7.

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An England fan celebrates a goal at the Fan Fest in Moscow.

England won 2-0.

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France vs. Belgium

France's Samuel Umtiti, heads the ball to score the opening goal during a semi-final match on July 10.

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France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates his team's 1-0 victory.

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French supporters celebrate in front of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

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Croatia vs. England

England's Kieran Trippier, left, celebrates with Harry Kane after scoring their first goal in the semi-final on July 11.

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England fans at a public viewing in London celebrate after their team scored the second goal.

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Gareth Southgate, England's manager, embraces Marcus Rashford after Croatia won 2-1 in extra time.

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Domagoj Vida of Croatia celebrates with his son.

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England fans comfort each other in London's Hyde Park after the match.

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Croatia fans celebrate in Moscow's Red Square after the match.

Related: World Cup final preview

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