It was the final which had everything - controversial decisions, a pitch invasion, the first World Cup final own goal, its first teenage goalscorer since Pele, and a comedy goalkeeping error.
France beat Croatia 4-2 to be crowned world champions for the second time and cap a truly remarkable event.
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Croatia defender Dejan Lovren scuffled with one of the pitch invadersThere had been worries about Russia hosting the tournament, with concerns about the potential for racism, hooliganism, and gay fans being at risk of violence.
But it appeared to go off smoothly.
Until, that is, a pitch invasion in the final which Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot claimed responsibility for, saying they were protesting against various political issue in the country.
Staff acted quickly to get them off the pitch - though several had confrontations with players on both sides.Source: bbc.com