Football fever gripped the Hindi film industry on Sunday even as France lifted the 2018 FIFA World Cup after beating Croatia 4-2. The final match held at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, saw everyone glued to their seats, including the big shots of Bollywood.
While celebrities congratulated France on their second World Cup title, they also lauded Croatia for their spirited performance.
Music composer-singer Vishal Dadlani took to Twitter to heap praise on Croatia. He said, “#CRO you’ve given a lot of hope to India, that someday we too could be in the World Cup. Thanks for that! Valiant effort throughout the tournament! Čestitamo!”
Read all the celebrity reactions to 2018 FIFA World Cup final between France vs Croatia.
All in all a wonderful FIFA World Cup, says Rahul Bose
"All in all, a wonderful @FIFAWorldCup . Positive, engaging football all around, some lion hearted performances from the ‘minnows’, generally quality refereeing and barring some exceptions, VAR made things more equitable," said Rahul Bose.
Croatia played well, says Arjun Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor tweeted, "Congratulations to #France consistent thru the tournament & they beat a superb #Belgium team along the way... commiserations to #Croatia played well & deserved an even battlefield to win the cup but they still showed resilience and grit to chase it till the end #FifaWorldCup2018."
I wish I was in Paris right now, says Sophie Choudry
"I wish I was in Paris right now!!!! My elder brother took me there in 1998 straight after #fra won and it was incredible!!! Memories I have for a lifetime❤️❤️❤️," said Sophie Choudry
Well played Croatia, says Siddharth
Siddharth shared on Twitter, What a night for #LesBleus Deserving Champions! Well played #Croatia Fitting finalists! What a great spectacle of football and drama! Grateful to have been able to follow it so closely! Technology is a wonderful thing!"
Was a great World Cup, says Boman Irani
Bomani Irani is going to miss the football matches. He tweeted, "Was a great World Cup. Will miss the games tomorrow onwards. Will miss hanging out here on twitter with all of you too. Thanks for the company. #FifaWorldCup2018 #FrancevsCroatia"
Bipasha Basu is happy for France
"Yayyyyy #France 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I was the solo supporter of France in my family. Had to dance alone💃🏽 #worldcupfinal," Bipasha Basu said via Twitter.
What an incredible World Cup, says Sophie Choudry
Yesssss!! What an incredible World Cup this has been!!! Congrats to my fave team #FRA .. Pure magic out there today!!! Well done #CRO for reaching the final! And what a final it was!!! Congrats @FIFAWorldCup and #Russia on an incredible #worldcup tournament!! pic.twitter.com/PKKONtbvvE— Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry) July 15, 2018
Congratulations to France on winning the world cup, says Bachchan Jr
Abhishek Bachchan, who is in Russia to watch FIFA World Cup 2018, tweeted, 'Congratulations to France on winning the world cup!!! Hard luck Croatia.'
Ranveer Singh no longer interested in the World Cup final
After France's third goal, Ranveer Singh seems to have had enough. He said, "AND THAT COULD VERY WELL BE IT !!! #Pogba @paulpogba with the Dagger !!!!!! 🗡 !!! ⚽️ 🥅 #WorldCupFinal"
Raai Laxmi roots for Croatia
Raai Laxmi shared her two cents on the final. She said, "Even though France is a strong team and favorite for most but my gut feeling says Croatia is gonna give them a tough game tonight ! I will be amazed if this happens 🙈😁 #FIFAWorldCup #FrancevsCroatia 👍"
Mika Singh dedicates song to Croatia
This Fifa World Cup Final is full of action and drama, says Vivek Oberoi
Vivek Oberoi shared on Twitter, "Whoaaaa! This #FifaWorldCupFinal is full of action and drama! 2 goals and a penalty goal in the first 45 minutes! Madness! #France 2 #Croatia 1 #CroatiavsFrance what a cracker!"
Siddharth misses a bit of 2018 FIFA World Cup Final
"Missed the first half hour of the #FifaWorldCup2018 final because of my #Peranbu for @Director_Ram & his amazing film. All the best to the great team for the audio release. @thisisysr magic full strength! Now I'm going to watch the game. How is it going?," said Siddharth via Twitter.
Ranveer Singh heaps praise on Ivan Perišić
Ranveer Singh wrote on Twitter: SENSATIONAL #Perisic !!!! ....... 🌟🌟🌟 ONE TOUCH , BOOOOOOM !!!!!! ✊🏽🔥🔥🔥 #WorldCupFinal"
Tamil filmmaker Vignesh Shivn on Croatia
Sarath Kumar backs Croatia
R Sarath Kumar tweeted, 'The world cup day has arrived, hooting for Croatia to win the cup @FIFAWorldCup'
Boman Irani wants Croatia to lift the World Cup
Boman Irani wrote on Twitter, "Not one for predictions, but would love It if history is written by Croatia! Would be inspiring. #WorldCupFinal2018 #FrancevsCroatia"
So good to see Will Smith perform live, says Raveena Tandon
Raveena Tandon posted on Twitter: "Willl Smitthhh! So good to see him perform live!!! This match looks like a cracker already! Will smith just lit it up!!"
Football will win, says Rohit Roy
Rohit Roy said, "Since every one is posting these ‘who is going to win’ kinda posts, let me illuminate you all about it... FOOTBALL will win!!Woooooohooooo ENJOY! #FifaWorldCup2018 #croatia #france PS: the name I mention 1st should give you a hint about who I’m supporting😜 !!"
Vivek Anand Oberoi on 2018 FIFA World Cup Final
"Only the #FifaWorldCupFinal can bring this madness and energy! Who do you think will win? The underdog #Croatia or will #France deny them their first ever championship? #FrancevCroatia," Vivek Anand Oberoi said via Twitter.
Karan Johar is clueless about 2018 FIFA World Cup
Karan Johar wrote on Twitter, "Cheering for the underdog can be so empowering that they become the favourite and that in turn makes the favourite the underdog!! My two bit on tonight’s match! Please don’t troll me i am clueless but I feel the need to be a part of the discussion! #FOMO"
Atul Kasbekar's World Cup final prediction
Tumhari Sulu producer and ace photographer Atul Kasbekar shared on Twitter: "If #France score 1st then #Croatia would logically throw the kitchen sink n Mandzukic at them. Leaving loads of space for Mbappe n Griezmann to wreak havoc behind the high defensive line. In this scenario #France run out easy winners. #WorldCupFinal. #FRAvsCRO
Kabir Bedi's interesting observation
Kabir Bedi tweeted: "#FRANCE is the only AFRICAN team in left in #WorldCup2018!
Ranveer Singh roots for Croatia
Ranveer Singh posted on Twitter: "The talent on display is amongst the very best in world football. Have rooted for Croatia’s golden generation this entire World Cup. They will have to play the match of their lives against footballing giants France who are due a major tournament win. 🇫🇷 #FrancevsCroatia"