Frenchman Antoine Griezmann celebrates his team after the semi-final match between France and Belgium at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, 10 July 2018. (AP Photo / Martin Meissner)

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The line-up for the 2018 World Cup final is complete; France meets Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Les Bleus will play in their third final after winning in 1998 and losing on penalties to Italy in 2006 after Zinedine Zidane was sent off.

Croatia, for its part, will be in the shop window for the first time in its history.

Date: Sunday, July 15th

Time: 16.00 clock BST / 11 clock ET

TV: BBC (United Kingdom), ITV (United Kingdom), Fox (United States)

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According to Tom Doyle of the Evening standardFrance has no injury or catch-up problems, so Didier Deschamps can choose from his entire 23-man squad.

Croatia also have no suspension, but could do without Ivan Strinic, who is considered potentially doubtful after a groin injury that threw him in extra time against England in the semifinals in the semifinals.


Two years after losing the UEFA Euro 2016 final against Portugal, France have the best result they had hoped for.

Many of her team's key players were present for this defeat at the European Championship, and as Miguel Delaney of Independent noted, there could be an additional pressure on her to succeed on Sunday:

They may be even bigger favorites here, given the relative size of their resistance.

Although Croatia is hardly a footballer, the extent of its achievements is enormous:

The Bleus will be favorites not only for the overall superiority of their team, but also because Croatia, who have come into extra time in all three knockout rounds, has played 90 minutes more than she has.

For players like Luka Modric and Mario Mandzukic, who are both 32 years old, this could play an important role given the energy and speed of France.

Nobody in the France team embodies that more than N & Golo Kante:

Fighting with his tireless work is a difficult task in the best of times, but with Croatia's aging legs it will be even more difficult.

However, Croatia has shown enormous technical, physical and mental qualities to reach this pointThey should not be underestimated.


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