Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic made his opinion clear of the video-assisted penalty decision that allowed France to take the lead in Sunday's World Cup final, saying, "You don't give a penalty like that in a World Cup final."
The game was level at 1-1 late in the first half when Antoine Griezmann's corner struck the arm of Ivan Perisic. Though referee Nestor Pitana did not initially give the penalty, the video assistant referee suggested he should review the play. After a brief period, the Argentine...
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric accepted the Golden Ball award as the best player at the World Cup after his side lost to France 4-2 in Sunday's final.
Modric scored two goals in the group stage and converted both of his attempts in penalty shootouts to help Croatia reach the final.
The Real Madrid star embraced Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic after being given the award by FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Russia President Vladimir Putin in a rainy postgame ceremony.