- Fans rushed the field during the World Cup Final on Sunday, momentarily stopping play.
- The delay came just as Croatia started a counter attack after a missed opportunity by France.
- The players argued about who should get the ball afterward, with Croatia keeping possession but failing to do anything.
Several fans rushed the field during the second half of the World Cup Final between France and Croatia on Sunday, momentarily stopping play.
Fans charged the field during a thrilling segment of play, with France leading 2-1, as French star Kylian Mbappe couldn’t covert a breakaway goal, then Croatia began a counterattack on a lopsided field.
Refs blew the whistle, however, as security chased four fans on the pitch, while Fox’s commentators groaned about the delay.
According to one report, the fans appeared to be Croatian and dressed as ambulance drivers. They were eventually tackled and taken off the field.
Very, very bizarre. Four pitch invaders dressed as…ambulance drivers? They appear to be Croatian fans but they have been bundled off the pitch. Croatia have started this half very well, again.
— Matt Slater (@mjshrimper) July 15, 2018
Croatian defender Dejan Lovren appeared to give security a hand:
— The Ringer (@ringer) July 15, 2018
The players, meanwhile, argued with the referees about who should get the ball afterward. Croatia kept possession, but nothing developed from their play afterward.
According to The Associated Press, protest music group Pussy Riot claimed responsibility for the field invasion.
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