France were awarded a penalty on 36 minutes after the use of VAR decided Perisic had handled the ball. After waiting an age to take the spot-kick, Antoine Griezmannduly converted from the penalty spot.
Paul Pogba extended France’s advantage on 59 minutes when he curled home an effort with his left foot. Kylian Mbappe added a fourth just six minutes later with a long-range right-footed strike.
Mandzukic pulled one back on 69 minutes when France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made a catastrophic error.