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France beat Croatia 4-2 to win FIFA World Cup 2018: Celebrity reactions

Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities said about 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France vs Croatia.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 15, 2018 11:47:43 pm
Ranveer Singh on 2018 FIFA World Cup Final Bollywood celebrities are excited about 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France vs Croatia.

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.

Also Read | France beat Croatia 4-2 to win second World Cup title: Highlights

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!”

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Read all the celebrity reactions to 2018 FIFA World Cup final between France vs Croatia.


    23:47 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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.

    23:44 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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."

    23:34 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    Shakira congratulates France
    23:11 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    Croatia be proud, says Huma Qureshi
    23:08 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    What an exciting end to the World Cup, says Reese Witherspoon
    23:01 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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

    22:57 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    Huge respect to Croatia, says Ryan Seacrest
    22:35 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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!"

    22:34 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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"

    22:32 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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.

    22:30 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    What an incredible World Cup, says Sophie Choudry
    22:22 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    Well played Croatia, says Sonu Sood
    21:57 (IST)15 Jul 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.'

    21:55 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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"

    21:50 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    Reese Witherspoon praises Paul Pogba
    21:48 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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 👍"

    21:21 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    Mika Singh dedicates song to Croatia
    21:12 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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!"

    21:09 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    Salim Merchant has a question for football fans
    21:07 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    Diana Penty cheers on Croatia
    21:04 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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.

    21:02 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    Ranveer Singh heaps praise on Ivan Perišić

    Ranveer Singh wrote on Twitter: SENSATIONAL #Perisic !!!! ....... 🌟🌟🌟 ONE TOUCH , BOOOOOOM !!!!!! ✊🏽🔥🔥🔥 #WorldCupFinal"

    20:58 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    Tamil filmmaker Vignesh Shivn on Croatia
    20:46 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    Sarath Kumar backs Croatia

    R Sarath Kumar tweeted, 'The world cup day has arrived, hooting for Croatia to win the cup @FIFAWorldCup'

    20:40 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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"

    20:22 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    Diana Penty is watching 2018 FIFA World Cup Final
    20:19 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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!!"

    20:12 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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😜 !!"

    20:09 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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.

    20:07 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    Abhishek Bachchan's 2018 FIFA World Cup Final poll
    20:04 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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"

    20:01 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    Shoojit Sircar backs Croatia
    19:55 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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

    19:51 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    Kabir Bedi's interesting observation

    Kabir Bedi tweeted: "#FRANCE is the only AFRICAN team in left in #WorldCup2018!
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    19:48 (IST)15 Jul 2018
    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"