France and Kylian Mbappé Lit Up Twitter During the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final Match

Antoine Griezmann’s celebration dance sparked mentions of Fortnite

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France toppled Croatia 4-2 Sunday to win the championship of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, and soccer fans lit up Twitter during the final match.

The three most-tweeted moments during Sunday’s championship game were:

  1. Kylian Mbappé scores to give France a 4-1 lead.
  2. The final whistle.
  3. Mario Mandžukić scores for Croatia on a mistake by France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

The three most-mentioned players during the match were:

  1. Mbappé
  2. Paul Pogba, France
  3. Antoine Griezmann, France

Speaking of Griezmann, following his goal on a penalty kick, he celebrated with a dance from Fortnite, and the video game was mentioned 27,000 times in World Cup-related tweets.

Finally, the most retweeted tweet related to Sunday’s final match were: David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.