Officials said the cycling race was held to promote harmony and peace and support girls’ role in sports.
The Afghan team, which won the cup in 2017, is hoping to bring the trophy home again this year.
More than 300,000 people filled the Champs Elysees on Sunday night after their team lifted the trophy in Russia.
The France-Croatia final was the highest-scoring decider since England beat West Germany 4-2 after extra-time in 1966.
The success of Croatia has come as a surprise even to some Croatians who have been scrambling to secure tickets for the final and flights…
The event was aimed at encouraging the youth to take part in sport and to promote peace, an organizer said.
The match is a good opportunity for Afghanistan to prove that it can host football events, a football federation official said.
The team’s coach said valuable lessons had been learnt during the tournament but hopes they do better in Malaysia.
Croatia is the 13th team to contest the final and the first new finalists in the World Cup since Spain in 2010.
The football giant has been the Spanish club’s all-time top scorer with 451 goals and two La Liga titles.
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