In the final match of the World Cup 2018 against Croatia, France won having 39% of possession of the ball (34% or even 32% according to other sources). In contrast, possession of the winner of other world cups have been:

That's pretty much all I could find online. Is 2018 the world cup where the winner had the least possession of the ball in history?

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As mentionned in this french article from "lequipe", one of the best sports newspaper, it's the lowest possession during a world cup final since apparation of statistics in 1966

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