WORLD CUP 2018 FINAL
France vs. Croatia | 4PM BST/11AM EST
It’s the final day of the World Cup, and for Dejan Lovren and Croatia it’s a chance to make history, with the small nation of just four million one game away from winning it all in just their fifth appearance at the world’s biggest sporting tournament. They will be underdogs against a French side looking to win it all for a second time with a team many picked as pre-tournament favourites.
For the French, despite their rich footballing history and who were one of four European nations to take part in the inaugural World Cup in 1930, they’ve only ever played in the final twice and won it once—in 1998 at home. Here, with one of the most talented sides they’ve ever had and with young Kylian Mbappé in the midst of a star-making breakout tournament, they will be everybody’s pick to win their second.
Croatia, though, shouldn’t be overlooked. They may be underdogs, but they’ve been that in so many of the games here already in Russia and have managed to make their way to the final through three hard-fought knockout rounds with all three games going 120 minutes and two going to penalties. On paper they’re the weaker side, and by all rights they should be the far more tired side, but ruling them out at this stage would be foolish.
PREVIEW & VIEWING OPTIONS
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How to Watch France vs. Croatia:
BBC One & ITV 1 (UK) | Fox/Telemundo (USA) | Optus (Australia) | CTV (Canada) | Sony ESPN (India) | Astro FIFA World Cup 1 (Malaysia) | SuperSport 3 (Nigeria) | Singtel FIFA World Cup (Singapore) | SuperSport 3 (South Africa) | other listings at LiveSoccerTV
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