France was awarded a penalty kick when Perisic handled the ball in the box. After a video review, referee Nestor Pitana in favor of the kick.
Griezmann buried his shot past Subasic to give France a 2-1 lead, which it took into the half.
France increased its lead to 3-1 in the second half, with Paul Pogba controlling his own rebound of a blocked shot and converting a left-footed shot in the 59th minute.
Six minutes later, Kylian Mbappe became the first teenager to score in a World Cup final since Brazil’s Pele did it in 1958. That gave the French a commanding 4-1 lead.
Croatia cut the deficit to 4-2 in the 69th minute when Mandzukic sent a shot past Lloris.