Harry Kane's name booed as he is announced as Golden Boot winner

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World Cup 2018: Harry Kane’s name booed as he is announced as Golden Boot winner after final

Harry Kane's name was jeered inside the Luzhniki Stadium as the England captain was named as the winner of the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot award.

Five group-stage goals and then a penalty in the round-of-16 victory over Colombia were enough for the Tottenham striker to win the prize, the first time for an Englishman since Gary Lineker in 1986.

Kane was not at the Luzhniki to pick up his trophy, but he was announced over the public address system only for his name to be roundly booed and jeered. Thibaut Courtois, another non-attendee who was named as the winner of the Golden Glove award, received no such negative response.

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Kane scored five in the group stage and a sixth against Colombia (AP)

Kylian Mbappe was also named as the young player of the tournament for his revelatory month of performances while Luka Modric picked up the Golden Ball somewhat distraught after what might prove to be his final World Cup fixture.

France clinched their second World Cup with a 4-2 win over Croatia in a dramatic final in Moscow featuring a series of firsts and a pitch invasion orchestrated by Russian protest group Pussy Riot.

France led 2-1 at the break courtesy of the first own-goal and the first video-reviewed penalty in a World Cup final. The own-goal off the top of Mario Mandzukic's head was the 12th of the tournament. That's double the previous World Cup record of six.

Croatia rallied to equalise on a terrific left-foot strike by Ivan Perisic, but France took the lead right back when Perisic handled the ball in the area. Argentine referee Nestor Pitana initially didn't call the handball but awarded the spot kick after a video review. Antoine Griezmann converted the penalty to put France back in front.

Four pitch invaders disrupted the game in the 52nd minute for about a minute before being dragged away by security and police. Punk rock group Pussy Riot quickly claimed responsibility for the pitch invasion via social media, saying it was a protest aimed at ending illegal arrests of protesters and to allow political competition in Russia.

Play resumed and France quickly took a 4-1 lead with goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe in the 59th and 65th minutes before Mario Mandzukic pulled one back for the Croatians in the 69th.

Croatia was playing in its first World Cup final. For France, it was a first World Cup crown since winning on home soil in 1998.