French boss Didier Deschamps was left so furious with his side that he hooked both Ousmane Dembele and Olivier Giroud before half-time.
Les Blues clashed with Argentina in the final of the World Cup on Sunday evening, but the Europeans were outclassed in a picture-perfect first half from the Albiceleste. Lionel Messi opened up the scoring from the spot, before Angel Di Maria doubled their lead.
Dembele and Giroud were replaced by Randal Kolo Muani and Marcus Thuram in the 40th minute – as Les Blues chased the two-goal lead. Dembele himself had been at fault for the penalty – but some fans thought it was soft.
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One England fan commented: "Double substitution 40 minutes into a World Cup final. That's brutal. How did we not beat these frauds?"
"I love decisive coaches. Too many just watch the clock run down while things are going wrong," a second added. While a third tweeted: "Yikes. Deschamps’ double substitution is one of the most brutal things you could imagine at this level. I feel for them both, especially Ousmane!"
And a fourth added: "Still in disbelief at that double substitution! one of the most pitiful things I've ever seen!"
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France looked like a shadow of their normal selves for the first period, as they struggled to get their superstar Kylian Mbappe involved in the game.
On the other hand, Argentina were battling for every ball, not giving Deschamps' side any time in the centre of the park, and Di Maria was at his fleet-footed best, regularly unpicking the futile French backline.
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