Pogba dedicates triumph to late father

Paul Pogba said he and his father watched recordings of France's World Cup triumph in 1998 over and over again.

Paul Pogba of France celebrates with the World Cup Trophy.

Paul Pogba described how he had watched France win the World Cup in 1998 on repeat with his family as he dedicated Les Bleus' victory over Croatia in this year's final to his late father.

Pogba scored France's third goal to help clinch their second world triumph, 20 years after head coach Didier Deschamps captained the team to glory on home soil.

The 25-year-old paid an emotional tribute to his father, Fassou Antoine Pogba, who died aged 79 in 2017.

"I think about 1998, when I watched a cassette tape of the World Cup with my father at home, on repeat," Pogba said. "We would watch it the entire time, the entire time.

"Now today I am a world champion. I miss my father. He is watching us. I think he would be very proud, this is for him," he said.

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