The World Cup Final should be an entertaining affair with talented players on both sides who are capable of winning the match. It should be very close and may even go into extra time !
Les Bleus suffered the heartbreak of being beaten 1-0 on home soil by Portugal in the final of the 2016 European Championships, but they have given themselves an opportunity to more than make up for that disappointment by progressing to a third World Cup final.
Thibaut Courtois has suggested France played ‘anti-football’ in their 1-0 World Cup 2018 semi-final win over Belgium, while suggesting he’d rather have lost in the last-eight against Brazil. Chelsea goalkeeper Courtois was unimpressed with the tactics employed by Didier Deschamps’ team. “We have played against a team that plays anti-football,” Courtois told Sporza.
Midfielder Paul Pogba earned high praise from a number of sources after giving a disciplined performance for France in their 1-0 World Cup 2018 semi-final victory over Belgium. Meanwhile, Pogba also gained plaudits from his club manager at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho, who was also impressed by the controlled nature of the performance he watched.
Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic praised his side for producing their best performance of World Cup 2018 at just the right time, having seen them set up a final showdown with France. The Vatreni came from a goal down to defeat England 2-1 after extra-time in Moscow, with Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic the goalscorers for a side who have now gone one better than the Croatian side who reached the semi-finals back in 1998.
LATEST 2018 WORLD CUP FINAL ODDS – Bet with Ladbrokes
France are 4/9 to win World Cup 2018 outright.
Croatia can now be backed at 2/1 to lift the World Cup for the first time in their history, while they are 18/1 to defeat France after extra-time and are 10/1 to prevail after a penalty shootout.
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