The main course today was of course the actual World Cup final.
The France-Croatia game was played on giant screens at the park on Notre Dame Island, where the popular music festival Osheaga is held.
"This is a historic game for not just us, for everybody who is a Croat".
FRANCE'S jubilant players have crashed their coach's post-match news conference, dancing and singing while spraying both champagne and water. "I'm proud of them no matter what".
"I have never seen and never lived through such a World Cup because there was a levelling towards the top and the small teams on paper really really well prepared and with defensive systems that of course are easy to implement but that did hurt other nations", Deschamps said.
The coach also said France managed to overcome mistakes and imperfections with sheer mental strength to lift the trophy for the second time.
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As the final seconds of the World Cup final ticked over, the noise inside Cafe Bicyclette in Edmonton grew louder, French flags pulled tighter around shoulders.
France took a lead in the 18th minute after Mario Mandzukic scored an own goal while heading away a free kick from Antoine Griezmann. With a Federation Internationale de Football Association world ranking of 20, Croatia is the lowest-ranked team to reach a World Cup final, and this is the furthest they have ever advanced in the competition.
With 64 matches in total, the Russian Federation 2018 World cup coming to an end after the France Vs Croatia's match, it has been a wonderful experience so far.
Mario Mandzukic typified their efforts, running himself into the ground in the lone striker role but taking his chance to score the victor clinically when it presented itself almost 20 minutes into extra time.
In 1998, the-then president Jacques Chirac's popularity ratings surged after France won, but as Frédéric Dabi, head of Ifop polling agency suggests, this was probably a one-off.
"We've become accustomed to thinking possession is the dominating factor in the game because of what Spain and Pep Guardiola have done but it's changed a bit in this World Cup".