France won the FIFA World Cup 2018, which was hosted by Russia, by defeating Croatia 42 in regulation time. The FIFA World Cup is an international football competition that began in 1930. It is competed in by the mens national teams of FIFA, the sports global governing body. The tournament has been held every four years, except in 1942 and 1946, when it was canceled due to World War II. The World Cup final is the final match of the competition, and the outcome determines which country is crowned world champion.