France’s World Cup victory wasn’t enough to save Huge Lloris from some brutal treatment from fans after a truly unbelievable howler.
The 31-year-old conceded a shocking goal late in Sunday’s final to hand Croatia a sniff of a miracle comeback.
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With France up 4-1, a sluggish Lloris attempted to play out from the back on his own goal line but in the process allowed Mario Mandzukic to make the closing interception, steering the ball straight into the net.
Although Didier Deschamps’ men went on to secure the 4-2 victory, Lloris’ performance did not go down well with fans, with many comparing him to the much-maligned Loris Karius.
Lloris out here doing the Karius challenge of his own 😂#FRACRO
— peter malath (@malathp) July 15, 2018
Confirmation that Lloris is concussed.
— . (@Dan___COYS) July 15, 2018
— Aman The World Cup🏆Fan (@AmanTsays) July 15, 2018
— 🎗 (@mixofeden) July 15, 2018
Sergio Ramos was one of the pitch invaders and concussed Hugo Lloris by elbowing him.
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) July 15, 2018
Lloris with his Skills 😂 Classic Spurs style bottling up 😂😂#FrancevsCroatia
— ReaperBlues (@RohitThomas6) July 15, 2018
You can take the kepper out of Premier league but you cant take Premier league out of the keeper.
Karius did it
De Gea did it… so, why not Lloris
— Elias (@chigoziiem) July 15, 2018
🧤 David De Gea & Loris Karius: “You won’t see a bigger mistake than ours in 2018”.
🇫🇷 Hugo Lloris: “Hold my beer”. pic.twitter.com/0mTrJCoKFP
— SPORF (@Sporf) July 15, 2018
France is now rejoicing in a new generation of footballing heroes after Les Bleus defeated Croatia 4-2 in a stunning final success in Moscow.
Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba fired France to their second World Cup triumph, 20 years after their first win on home soil.
The most celebrated tournament in a generation enjoyed a coronating final, the highest-scoring decider since 1966.