The beIN SPORTS English panel has reacted to France's 4-2 win over Croatia. Graeme Souness quick to praise Didier Deschamps for using the players at his disposal.
Deschamps has joined an elite group of players joining Mario Zagallo & Franz Beckenbauer as the only men to have won the World Cup as a player and a manager.
Whilst Souness reacted angrily to the suggestion that Pep Guardiola had influenced the 2018 tournament, suggesting that the football played by France was nothing like the style shown by the Spanish coach whilst in charge of Manchester City.
beIN SPORTS head anchor Richard Keys, continued to push home his view on the Guardiola effect, which was furiously denied by the panel, with Andy Gray saluting the French side and their pragmatic brand of football.
VAR was the major talking point of the final and caused plenty of debate in the beIN SPORTS studio.
Souness was also critical of the beaten finalists Croatia, insisting that they should have hounded the referee, to influence his decision making after the first goal.
The VAR debate continued long after the game in the beIN SPORTS studio, with Richard Keys & Graeme Souness discussing the finer points of "Facts" and "Opinions" in a seemingly never-ending argument. Richard Keys was firmly outnumbered by the panel on his opinions.
It wasn't all VAR arguments, the panel did find some time to heap some praise on Kylian Mbappé who came away with the Silver Ball for the best young player at the World Cup. The PSG striker became the first teenager since Pele to score in a World Cup final!