But their semifinals against Belgium was more theatre than it was football
If I can give credit to France for anything it is that they have a team that knows how to party, and is the first African team to win the WC
Maybe it's a bit late, but in that match, aside from ugliness at the end, France was a lot better than Belgium, and they're the best in term of both players and team plan in the tournament.
France's defense helped them winning. They locked Belgium's midfield, and locked Belgium's attack basically (It could be more than 1-0)
Belgium knew 3-4-3 won't work with France but still used it.
And France was better than Croatia, I understand if it's like WC2006, but this year, France is clearly the best team.
I don't know why it's hard to accept that France's game plan is the best this tournament.