France – Croatia
July 15. Moscow, Luzhniki stadium. The meeting will begin at 18:00The final of the 2018 world CupReferee – Nestor Supply (Argentina)
Rich football month came to an end. We have to know the name of the world champion and that title remained two candidates – France and Croatia.
France before the start of the 2018 world Cup was considered one of the favorites at the world Cup and every match proved it. The team is more focused on results, has been criticized for its not entertainment, pragmatism, but it gives the result and the final match the team of Deschamps came with a high emotional strength, and physical should be more.
Despite his youth, the French are an organic team, which is a beautiful combination of experience and youthful enthusiasm, discipline in defence and creativity in attack. France four matches at this FIFA world Cup 2018 held without conceding a goal, and in attack the hero of the match is Mbappe, Griezmann.
Croatia was among the favorites during the race. After the defeat of the Argentineans, Croatians recognized as the best team of the group stage and comfortable mesh was allowed to hope for the final. But how heavy was this way. Three games of the playoffs six extra-times and two penalties. Will there be enough strength in Croatia in the final spurt? It is the physical readiness of Croats makes France a favorite of the finale, but Croatia in the previous stages has shown that forces it enough.
Head to heads
The team met five times between them, and yet never “checkers” failed to beat “Le Bleue”: two draws and three “donut”.
While opponents double-crossed in large soccer forums. So, at the 1998 world Cup the French in the semifinals, won the balkanites with the score 2:1, and in the European championship 2004 in Portugal was recorded combat world 2:2.
Interesting facts– France for the third time in its history will play in the world Cup final. In 1998, the year France won, and in 2006 lost to the Italians.For Croats the finals was the best achievement in the history of football. Previously, the team had reached the semi-finals of the world Cup. It was just as memorable for France 1998. Then, the blazers lost to France.– Didier Deschamps could become the third in the history of football the man who won the world Cup as a player and coach. Earlier this achievement has obeyed Mario was Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer.
Didier Deschamps, coach of France:
Playing in the final is a privilege and a pleasure. There is nothing better and more beautiful than the world Cup final. We will do everything necessary to prepare for it. The three most important words: calmness, concentration and confidence.
Zlatko Dalic, head coach of Croatia:
This is the biggest fight in our lives. It’s the biggest match for the entire Croatian people. If we lose, I want to do it with dignity. If we win the Cup, no one will be prouder than we are.
France: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez, Kante, Pogba, Mbappe, Griezmann, Matuidi, Giroud
Croatia: Subašić, Vrsaljko, Vida, Strinic, Lovren, Modric, Rakitic, Perisic, Mandzukic, Brozović, Rebić.
According to bookmakers, the advantage in this fight on the side of the French team.
So, bet365 accepts bets on the victory for France with a factor of 1.94, and the “checkers” and 5.2. A draw in this match is estimated at 3.3.
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