In those 406 million games, fans scored 1 billion goals.
Croatia return home as beaten World Cup finalists but their approach to this match will have won the hearts of neutrals and earned them a prolonged standing ovation from their fans at the final whistle. Manager Didier Deschamps takes centre stage as he instills a calm confidence into his team, who were leading Croatia 2-1 at the time.
Despite being extremely wet, Macron embraced the French football players and kissed many of them on the forehead as he was clearly bursting with pride.
The France team set off from their Istra base in Russian Federation on Monday morning and were greeted by swathes of fans at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport upon landing - coach Didier Deschamps and bleary-eyed captain Hugo Lloris appearing first from the aircraft with the famous trophy.
All goals and unsafe moments of the last day of the world Cup in Russian Federation.
The Russian leaders revelled in Sunday night's dramatic match after French players lifted the trophy for 2018.
On Friday, 12 Russian military intelligence officers were charged with hacking Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic Party in a stunning indictment three days before President Donald Trump meets with Putin in Helsinki on Monday.
"We hope to overcome all the difficulties", said the emir. "What we've had in terms of luck over the tournament, we lacked that today".
As thousands of supporters gathered along the Champs-Elysees ahead of an open-top bus parade, Lloris and Deschamps, only the third man to win the World Cup as both player and coach, emerged from the plane with the trophy, the keeper holding it aloft in front of a delighted reception committee. He joined Mario Zagallo of Brazil and Franz Beckenbauer, who captained West Germany.
"We're not in 1998", said Mounir Mahjoubi, the secretary of state for digital affairs, whose parents emigrated from Morocco.
Some analysts believe the 40-year-old centrist will benefit from the feel-good factor sweeping France, with Macron able to show a common touch after months of criticism from his opponents that he is distant and elitist. Reportedly, the actor witnessed the semi final as well as the final matches, LIVE from the stadium.
Croatia will argue it was not a "clear and obvious" mistake and the handball was not a deliberate act on Perisic's part, and their pain increased as Griezmann slipped home the penalty that was to play a crucial role in the outcome. Least 0-0 draws, most penalties, most stoppage-time goals, and most own goals.