Croatia vs France
The spectacular contests of this world cup will come to the end when a winner between Croatia and France would be decided and crowned as the World Champions at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Croatia should now to achieve their dream when they are so close to it. They might not have dreamt of reaching this far, rewriting history of playing their first ever World Cup after making their first appearance in the world cup in 1998.
If history is to be believed after every 20 years a country wins their first ever world cup. Brazil won their first ever world cup in 1958, Argentina won their first ever world cup in 1978, France won their first in 1998 and now if Croatia can win this game, they will pass on this legacy. Croatia, no matter what, will always start this game as the underdogs because France remain the only nation to have been pre favourites to lift the world cup and they are in the final. Moreover, Les Bleus has stars in every position on their team and all eyes would be on Kylian Mbappe , who is also a strong contender to win the golden ball in this tournament.
Every team has got a few key players who manage the entire game and even change the direction of the game and in these star filled teams there are more than a few players who can decide the game for either of the teams. Let’s have a look at them.
Croatia Key Players:
Luka Modric – The midfield magician who never fails to surprise has carried his team here in the final, leading from the front. He may not score so many goals but he is the heart of Croatian midfield. His vision and accurate passes make him one of the greatest at the moment and it is expected that he would give it all in this game for his nation.
Ivan Rakitic – There would not be any more calm and composed midfielder in the world. He doesn’t get panicked. He just takes his time and get things done. He is also one of the most assist providers on the team and he can also create chances for this team. Expect him, to take charge of this game from the start.
France Key Players:
Antoine Griezmann – This could be his year and the French man has won the Europa League and now if he could also lay his hands on the trophy, it would definitely be his proudest moment. Wearing the phenomenal number 7 for France, he surely delivers for his team when his team needs it. He scored at crucial moments and took his team at the top and now there’s only one more fight to go.
Kylian Mbappe – The wonder kid of this world cup had contributed the most in France’s progress in this world cup. His speed is unmatchable and he will be one the key players for France in this world cup.