The 2018 FIFA world cup final is finally here. After years, months, weeks and days in anticipation of this moment, the final is finally here and only a couple of hours away. It has been 31 days since the tournament started, all leading to this very moment. Well it is finally here and I will discuss in this article everything about it.
The 2018 FIFA world cup final to take place today will be played between one time champions France and 1st time finalist Croatia. Both teams have been amazing and wonderful all tournament long especially Croatia. But the time to separate them and decide a winner is here. Every competition needs a winner and the world cup is not any different. So the final takes place today to adjudge the winner of this year’s tournament.
FIFA WORLD CUP FINAL: FRANCE VS CROATIA
France and Croatia renew hostilities when they meet in today’s FIFA world cup final. Both teams haven’t met in the world cup since the 1998 semi-finals France won. That semi-final was a fiercely contested one that France won despite being reduced to 10 men. France came from behind to win that match 2-1. Croatia still remember that match like it happened yesterday. They have the chance now to exact revenge, perhaps a much bigger one. France will be hopping to double the pain this time around.
The FIFA world cup final between France and Croatia will take place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow at 4pm UK time. That works out to be 3pm in Ghana. Today’s match should be a fiercely contested one, full of energy and emotions. The two European nations have faced each other 5 times in the past. Of those 5 meetings France have won 3 and drawn 2 with Croatia failing to win any of them. France dominate this fixture but Croatia will be hoping for their 1st win, the better one for that matter.
France have been undefeated in this year’s FIFA world cup, winning 4 and drawing 1 of their last 5 matches. Their latest result came in the 1 nil win over Belgium. All their wins have come in 90 minutes as well. Croatia also have an unbeaten run in the world cup. They have won all of their past 5 matches. The 2-1 win over England is their latest result. 3 of their last 5 wins came after extra time.
France will be participating in their 3rd FIFA world cup final, but for Croatia this will be their 1st. The last 3 FIFA world cup finals have all headed to extra time. Kylian Mbappe will be hoping to become the 2nd teenager to score in a world cup final after Pele. None of France’s all 3 knockout matches went to extra time whiles Croatia’s all 3 knockout matches went to extra time.
FIFA WORLD CUP FINAL: WHO WINS?
France and Croatia have both surprised us by getting to the finals. Before the tournament they were not favorites to reach the final, even France. However their lighting fast football have seen them make the final. Both teams have a host of stars in their side. France have Mbappe, Griezmann, Lloris, Kante and co in their side whiles Croatia have Modric, Rakitic, Perisic, Lovren and co in their side too.
France have an upper hand over Croatia considering they are undefeated against them. However the unity and recent form of Croatia’s golden generation should even that score. All statistics point against Croatia and make France favorite to win their 2nd title. Nevertheless I believe the motivation and desire Croatia have played with all tournament long will make them champions in Moscow.
THE 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP FINAL IS HERE
The 2018 FIFA world cup is finally here. I have made my analysis and predictions after a step by step evaluation of the information at my disposal. Read carefully and comment on it in the comment section. Share your opinions on it using the information above if you disagree as well.
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