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the final

Coming in to today's game, the last four World Cup finals had been 2-0, 1-1, 1-0, 1-0, a total of five goals in four matches.

Today, France and Croatia scored six goals between them.

It was a messy game, but it was exciting, with lots of goals, so you'd think I liked it, and I did. I wasn't fooled into thinking I was seeing the best soccer of the tournament ... both teams were tired, Croatia likely most of all. Don't know if that explains some of the goofiness, but whatever. Paul Pogba had a great match to top off a great tournament. Luka Modric won the Golden Ball, and he had the best tournament of anyone playing in the final, but he fell off a bit in his last two matches. Eden Hazard might have been a more deserving winner, but Modric is worthy, as well.

Now I have to find something else to do with my days. Sleeping sounds like a good first plan.