Fifa Name Referee For France-Croatia World Cup Final

Croatia Press Conference: Final- 2018 FIFA World Cup

The final will require a level-headed referee to overlook the game and Federation Internationale de Football Association have chosen an experienced official who has already taken charge of eight World Cup matches in the past.

Croatia have also played a lot more football in their six matches in Russian Federation.

France and Croatia will do battle for the ultimate prize in world football when they go head-to-head in the 2018 World Cup final this afternoon.

Les Blues will undoubtedly be looking to Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann to get the goals, with both players registering three goals each.

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"They will have to play the match of their lives against footballing giants France who are due a major tournament win", Ranveer wrote.

It's a final very few would have anticipated, all the stalwarts of the game, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Lionel Messi have returned home.

"They are a team playing in the World Cup final, a team with players who have a lot of experience".

Croatia's midfield triangle has been responsible for much of its World Cup success, and will need to keep that up if it hopes to collect an upset. Will Smith is set to headline the closing ceremony. After two very quick-fire goals only the second match in World Cup history where both teams scored inside four minutes - extra time was needed to separate these two.

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In all three of those matches, Croatia has had to recover from being a goal down.

"The best feeling is to be Croat these days and this is the source of all our strength".

France or Croatia will become the fourth different European country to become world champion in a streak started when Italy beat the French in the 2006 final.

The World Cup 2018 has been full of drama, not to mention unbelievable soccer, including two intense one-goal games in the semifinals. The runner-up gets $28 million. 32 teams have competed in 63 contests across 11 cities before today. This model captures the impact of coaching and cohesion, and gives a strong baseline indicator on the quality of a team.

However, Croatias leading marksman was not kept out for long, as he latched onto Perisics flick to fire home what proved to be the victor as Croatia booked their first ever spot in a World Cup final.

"After 20 years we are in the final with France".

In the shootout, Modric redeemed himself, converting his spot kick, but it was goalkeeper Danijel Subasic who was the hero, becoming only the second goalkeeper to save three penalties in a shootout at the World Cup to earn his side victory.

Rakitic studied architecture while growing up in Switzerland, and trained at the Basel offices of Herzog & de Meuron.

ITV 1 are also showing the World Cup closing ceremony.

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