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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Russia 2018 final preview: France vs Croatia (line up, venue and time)


– Either France or Croatia will be crowned champions of the world
– Both sides will meet in the finals of the Russia 2018 World Cup
– The match is slated for the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

The stage is set for the final of the Russia 2018 World Cup as France will square off with Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow for the right to be called champions.

 Didier Deschamps, who captained his country to their 1998 success as a player, will be aiming to secure a second world title for Les Bleus as a coach, while Croatia are competing in their first ever major final.

France overcame Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium en route to the final while Croatia went past Denmark, Russia as all matches where played into extra time.

Both sides met in the semi finals of the 1998 edition where France ran away with a 2-1 victory but it will be a different ball game in Moscow.

France have only won the World Cup once as they will be seeking to add another to their collection but Croatia are still seeking for their first World title.

Luka Modric and Kylian Mbappe will be the stars to watch as both are contenders for the player of the tournament following their consistency in the competition.

Predicted line ups

France: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez, Pogba, Kante, Mbappe, Griezmann, Matuidi, Giroud

Croatia: Subasic, Vrsalkjo, Lovren, Vida, Strinic, Rebic, Rakitic, Modric, Perisic, Kramaric, Mandzukic

Game: France vs Croatia

Date: Sunday, July, 15

Time: 4pm (Nigerian time)

Venue: Luzhniki Stadiumn, Moscow

Referee: Nestor Pitana (Argentina)



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