France won the World Cup for the second time after beating Croatia 4-2 in a pulsating final in Moscow that included a controversial use of VAR.
A Mario Mandzukic own goal (18) set France on their way in Sunday’s incident-packed showdown, only for Ivan Perisic to fire home an equaliser 10 minutes later.
But seven minutes before half-time, referee Nestor Pitana contentiously awarded a spot-kick for a handball by Perisic after consulting pitch-side replays, which Griezmann converted.
Second-half goals from Paul Pogba (59) and Kylian Mbappé (65) took the game away from Croatia, who did score a comical consolation through Mandzukic after a Hugo Lloris error.
The victory means France boss Didier Deschamps becomes only the third person to lift the trophy as a player and manager, following Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer.
France: Lloris (6), Pavard (7), Varane (7), Umtiti (7), Hernandez (7), Pogba (8), Kante (5), Matuidi (7), Griezmann (7), Giroud (6), Mbappe (7).
Subs: N’Zonzi (7), Tolisso (6), Fekir (6)
Croatia: Subasic (4), Vrsaljko (6), Lovren (5), Vida (5), Strinic (6), Brazovic (7), Rebic (6), Modric (7), Rakitic (7), Perisic (8), Mandzukic (6).
Subs: Kramaric (6), Pjaca (6)
Man of the match: Paul Pogba