FIFA World Cup 2018 will get its champion with the 90 minutes of action at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday. France vs Croatia final will decide the crowned champion of the football world for the next four year. The game stretching into the extra time or penalty shootout remains as a big a probability as any one of the two finalists walk home with the golden FIFA World Cup trophy.
France enters the decider with a certain edge, but Croatia has defied the possibilities and probabilities time and again in this World Cup of upsets.
Overall talent, Hugo Lloris under the bar and a strong defence give France a certain edge over rampaging Croatians. It is the midfield and the attacking line up front that puts Croatia on a par with Didier Deschamps’ France and there lies the excitement of the game.
It is France who starts firm favourites against Croatia for their second FIFA World Cup title, but causing upsets has been the Croatian combines’ main trait. Another shocker on Sunday is not fully ruled out. The fans can catch the action live on SonyLIV app and SonyLIV.com from the link below.
The Grand Finale:
France vs Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, from 8:30 pm (IST)
RACE FOR THE GOLDEN BOOT
On Saturday evening, England and Belgium will play for pride and to decide the order of the top four teams of the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia. All talks are now focused on Sunday’s final between France and Croatia. The third-place playoff between Belgium and England will not just decide the two teams position on the tournament leader board, the game on Saturday evening (7.30 pm) India time will potentially also conclude the race for the Golden Boot award for the tournament.
Englishman Harry Kane is the frontrunner with 6 goal, and Frenchman Romelu Lukaku the closest follower with four. The other two contenders Frenchmen Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe will need to add at least three more to their personal tally of three apiece.