Download Video: France vs Croatia 4 – 2 (2018 World Cup Final) Highlights
France vs Croatia 4-2 Highlights Download 15 July 2018 World Cup Final
Croatia are also unchanged from their win over England. There were a number of standout performances in the contest, notably from Modric, Mandzukic and Perisic. However, Rebic and Vrsaljko were equally impressive, while Lovren had his moments at the back along with the key stop from Subasic. Dalic’s men have played above expectations throughout the tournament and will need to raise the level of their game this afternoon. Penny for the thoughts of Nikola Kalinic, who was sent home after refusing to play as a substitute in the Nigeria match.
France are unchanged from the side that beat Belgium in the last four of the competition. The back four has been one of the surprising elements of France’s success. Varane and Umtiti’s pedigree was well noted before the tournament and both players have been a rock, especially in the last two matches. However, the peformances of Hernandez and Pavard has been brilliant thus far. Energy has come in abudnance in the midfield, while the forward line has had grit and craft from Giroud and Griezmann. However, the superstar has been Mbappe. The 19-year-old could send out a statement for the years to come with a dominant display to win his team a World Cup.
Croatia subs: Dominik Livakovic, Vedran Corluka, Mateo Kovacic, Andrej Kramaric, Lovre Kalinic, Tin Jedvaj, Filip Bradaric, Duje Caleta-Car, Milan Badelj, Marko Pjaca, Josip Pivaric.
CROATIA (4-2-3-1): Danijel Subasic; Sime Vrsaljko, Dejan Lovren, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic; Ivan Rakitic, Marcelo Brozovic; Ante Rebic, Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic; Mario Mandzukic.
France subs: Prensel Kimpembe, Thomas Lemar, Ousmane Dembele, Corentin Tolisso, Steven N’Zonzi, Steve Mandanda, Adil Rami, Nabil Fekir, Djibril Sidibe, Florian Thauvin, Benjamin Mendy, Alphonse Areola.
FRANCE (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Hernandez; N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba; Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Blaise Matuidi; Olivier Giroud.