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World Cup final pitch invasion: Pussy Riot claim responsibility for interruption

France were 2-1 up in the 52nd minute when the pitch was invaded by three people in suits. Dejan Lovren approached one before security caught up with them and ejected them. Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist protest punk rock group based in Moscow, have claimed responsibility for the invasion. They wrote on Facebook: "Zip closure! Right now, there are four members of the band in the World Cup final: "Millicioner comes into play" on the World Championship field!" The game resumed shortly after before Paul Pogba struck to make it 3-1 before Mbappe added a fourth. Antoine Griezmann's penalty and Mario Mandzukic headed into his own net in between Ivan Perisic's thunderbolt. Mandzukic pulled another back after a Hugo Lloris mistake but France won 4-2 to win their second ever World Cup. However the game was marred by the pitch invasion, and Pussy Riot have made a list of demands.