Moscow, July 15 (AP/UNB) — Teenage forward Kylian Mbappe scored his fourth goal of the tournament for France and the team’s fourth in the 65th minute, about 12 minutes after play resumed at the Luzhniki Stadium. Mbappe, who is 19, is only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final. Pele was 17 when he scored two goals for Brazil in 1958 final.
Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba also scored for the 1998 champions. Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic scored for Croatia.
France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 on Sunday in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest during the second half that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for.
Mandzukic also scored an own-goal, giving France the lead in the 18th minute.
Pussy Riot, a Russian punk rock group that rose to global prominence with their daring outdoor performances critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2012, claimed responsibility for the second-half disruption on Twitter.
The great Pele has acknowledged Kylian Mbappe’s remarkable tournament that culminated with France forward becoming just the second teenager to score in a World Cup final. No guessing who is first. Pele was 17 when he scored twice Brazil’s 5-2 win over Sweden in
Mbappe scored France’s fourth goal in the 4-2 win over Croatia in Moscow and was voted young player of the tournament.
Pele posted a message of congratulations on his Twitter account saying “Only the second teenager to have scored a goal in a (hashtag) WorldCupFinal! Welcome to the club, @Mbappe – it’s great to have some company! “