Published: Sun, July 15, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Key matchups in today's France vs Croatia final

Key matchups in today's France vs Croatia final

France will bid to win their second Fifa World Cup title as they will start as slight favourites against maiden finalists Croatia in the 2018 edition title-decider at the Luzhniki Stadium here on Sunday.

FIFA World Cup 2018 is all set to wrap up after one final match between France and Croatia.

They also reached the Euro final on home soil two years ago only to lose to Portugal.

France by contrast have won all of their matches since the round of 16 inside 90 minutes, effectively playing a full match less than Croatia at the tournament in Russian Federation.

"We need to be relaxed, prepare in the same way we prepared for the other games". There's a definite difference between Croatia, you know, a very, "We're going to enjoy this final".

All three of Croatia's knockout-round games went to extra time, meaning its players have played 90 more minutes - effectively an additional game - than France's since June 30. The French had only two days of rest between the Euro 2016 semifinals and the final.

Although Croatia came third in the 1998 tournament - just seven years after the country declared independence from Yugoslavia - this is "one step bigger", Kulis said. The atmosphere in the team has never been better, something the players have repeatedly said.

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"To be honest, we are in our little bubble and we don't know what is happening in France", Lloris said on Saturday. Their last three games have gone to extra time, two of which required penalty kicks to determine a victor.

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"It's true that Croatia has a strong team with good players.but they are exhausted, they have had three matches with extra time, two penalty shoot-outs", said Alexandre Guillard.

"Croatia have shown their mental strength which is quite incredible".

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France Predicted Team Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez; Pogba, Kante; Mbappe, Griezmann, Matuidi; Giroud. Though people are also betting for Croatia's win, France is the favorable one. "We need to perform at a high level and deliver a flawless match to win", said the goalkeeper. "If I score, so much the better, but I am a player who thinks first of all about the team".

"If Croatia can win then we will all be able to dream of doing it", Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said on the eve of the game, spelling out that the dominance of the tournament by the larger, established footballing super powers could be at an end.

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