The 2018 World Cup came to a close last night as France were crowned the world's best football team for the second time in their history.
The 4-2 win over Croatia sparked celebratory scenes in Moscow, where the match was played, as well as Paris where around one million fans lined the Champs-Élysées. The French population of Dublin weren't going to miss an opportunity to dance the evening away and they did just that in the city centre last night.
At one point, Gardaí stepped in as traffic came to a standstill on O'Connell Street. It all seemed fairly good-natured and Croatian fans didn't let defeat stop them joining in.
There's nothing like the World Cup for bringing people together...
— Anish Tiwari (@Anish_Tiwari) July 15, 2018
— Leonie Marshall (@marshleon) July 15, 2018
— Diane (@DianeArtemis15) July 15, 2018
O’Connell St earlier! France ???????? v ???????? #WorldCupFinals #WorldChampions #WorldCup2018 #ViveLaFrance #FRACRO #France #fifaworldcup #Dublin #Ireland #Football #Soccer pic.twitter.com/HKQBcbnNLn
— Laura (@TheDublinDiary) July 15, 2018
Experiencing France winning the World Cup while in Dublin, Ireland was amazing! The police ended up closing down the block while everyone celebrated!???????? pic.twitter.com/fvVlGKElpP
— Taryn (@tarynkal) July 15, 2018
— Sophie (@iamcuriousfox) July 15, 2018
— colmcoyne (@colmcoyne) July 15, 2018
— Fawaz Alshehri (@FawazAlshehri7) July 15, 2018
Croatia fans in Dublin having some good craic after the World Cup final. pic.twitter.com/23fwIp3vph
— Hyun Soo Lee (@hlee_21) July 15, 2018
— Andy Bode (@Bodie2704) July 15, 2018
— Conor Humphries (@conorhumphries) July 15, 2018
(header pic: @Anish_Tiwari)