FRANCE goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been slated by fans after his howler in the World Cup final.

The Tottenham goalkeeper let Croatia back into the game as he gifted Mario Mandzukic a goal in the second half.

 Hugo Lloris has been in fine for Les Bleus in Russia

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Hugo Lloris has been in fine for Les Bleus in RussiaCredit: Getty – Contributor

After receiving a pass, the 31-year-old was expected to clear the ball up the pitch.

But Mandzukic was charging the ball down and it appeared to make the Frenchman panic.

In a moment of madness, the Spurs star tried to dribble the ball around the striker.

Mandzukic poked the ball into the back of the net, but the Croats were unable to pull off a comeback as France triumphed 4-2.

 Mario Mandzukic's goal gave the Croats a huge boost during the final

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Mario Mandzukic’s goal gave the Croats a huge boost during the finalCredit: AP:Associated Press

Fans on Twitter were sent into frenzy after witnessing the blunder.

One viewer said: “What is Lloris doing? One of the worst mistakes in history of the World Cup. Oh my god!!!!”

While another said: “Lloris shouldn’t have the honour of lifting the World Cup.”

Other online users likened the goalkeeper to Liverpool ace Loris Karius, who made two huge blunders in last season’s Champions League final.



 

 

Mandzukic redeemed himself after his own goal gave Didier Deschamps’ side an early lead at the Luzhniki Stadium.

Ivan Perisic equalised, before Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe found the net.

Earlier in the match, the pitch was invaded by four members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot. 

 Hugo Lloris celebrates with Alphonse Areola and Steve Mandanda after the final whistle

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Hugo Lloris celebrates with Alphonse Areola and Steve Mandanda after the final whistleCredit: PA:Press Association
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