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WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead at the World Cup

2 monthes ago   |   By Fox Sports

MOSCOW Here's a look at what's coming up at the World Cup, which is down to its last two matches: the third-place game Saturday in St. Petersburg between Belgium and England, and the final the following day in Moscow between France and Croatia.
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France vs. Croatia World Cup final prediction: Determining edge in defense, midfield, attack, more

2 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

France and Croatia will face off in the World Cup final this Sunday after winning their semifinals matches, and it's a contest that is loaded with talent. Even the average soccer fan knows just how stacked France is, but Croatia is a team that also has its fair share of superstars who have helped carry this team. But which has the edge when it comes to the different lines and more? Let's break the matchup down piece by piece. Talent Edge: France Why: Both teams have some fantastic players, 10 of which play in what I think is the top league in the world, La Liga. But there's no doubt France...
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France vs. Croatia - 7/15/18 World Cup Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

2 monthes ago   |   By Sportschatplace

32 teams. 63 games played, and here we are, with the 2018 World Cup final coming to us from the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow on Sunday as France battles Croatia.
France comes into the final as the highly considered favorite, finishing tops in group C with 7 of a possible 9 points, with knockout round victories in the form of a 4-3 thriller over Argentina in the round of 16, a 2-0 win over Uruguay in the quarterfinals and most recently, a hotly contested 1-0 victory over Belgium in the semifinals. The match against the Red Devils was back and forth, and as exciting as the action was, we had a...
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The clash: World Cup, Wimbledon men's finals could overlap

The clash: World Cup, Wimbledon men's finals could overlap

2 monthes ago   |   By USA Today

The clash: World Cup final between France and Croatia could overlap Wimbledon men's singles final, which starts less than 2 hours earlier.
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NESN Soccer Podcast: France Vs. Croatia World Cup 2018 Final Predictions

2 monthes ago   |   By NESN

Will France or Croatia occupy world soccer's throne for the next four years?
The teams will contest the 2018 FIFA World Cup final on Sunday in Moscow, with hopes of bringing home the sport's ultimate prize, the World Cup trophy, and achieving soccer immortality. The final will be a classic case of favorite vs. underdog, with France representing the former and Croatia the latter.
NESN.com soccer experts Nick Goss, Marc DiBenedetto and Marcus Kwesi O'Mard preview and predict the France vs. Croatia 2018 World Cup final on the latest episode of “The NESN Soccer Podcast,” which you can listen...
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The clash: World Cup, Wimbledon men's finals could overlap

2 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Roger Federer almost sounded offended when asked whether he would be concerned about Centre Court spectators paying too much attention to the World Cup final during the Wimbledon men's singles final. ''I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final
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Weak link: 1 area where France, Croatia can be exploited

Weak link: 1 area where France, Croatia can be exploited

2 monthes ago   |   By TheScore

A pre-tournament favourite meets a first-time finalist on Sunday in the 2018 World Cup final. France and Croatia both have teams stacked full of talent and energy, and though Les Bleus will be most viewers' bet to win, Zlatko Dalic's men will fancy themselves for an upset. Here's a look at one area of weakness for each side, and how its opponent can exploit it. Related - Tale of the tape: How does Croatia match up with France? France This team, in all honesty, has few flaws. Before the tournament, one might have argued Didier Deschamps' tactics or the inconsistency shown by Hugo Lloris...
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Qatar is the World Cup every fan should attend

2 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Sports Pulse: Croatia has put itself in the limelight by making it to the World Cup final, but there's a lot you don't know about the European country. MOSCOW - No need to book your flights at this moment, partly because they're not even on sale yet and because committing yourself four years in advance of a trip is just silly. But if you're a soccer fan with an appetite for one day witnessing the World Cup in person instead of from the comfort of the couch, stick the next tournament, in four years' time, down on your calendar. Etch it onto your bucket list. Tell everyone you are going...
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Leboeuf 'not that confident' in France ahead of final

2 monthes ago   |   By ESPN FC

1998 World Cup winner Frank Leboeuf explains why France will have a hard time with Croatia in the final and breaks down how they should play.
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Croatian fans aim for Moscow's World Cup final at any cost

Croatian fans aim for Moscow's World Cup final at any cost

2 monthes ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

By Polina Ivanova MOSCOW - Croatian soccer fans are pulling out all the stops to be in Moscow on Sunday, when their national team will take part in a World Cup final for the first time in its history. Croatia secured a hard-won spot in the tournament showpiece against France, to be held at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, after defeating England 2-1 on Wednesday, the team's third consecutive match to go into extra time. The final is a moment Croatian soccer fans are desperate not to miss.
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Croatia's Luka Modric deserves Russia 2018 World Cup Golden Ball & Ballon d'Or, says Henry Abiodun

Croatia's Luka Modric deserves Russia 2018 World Cup Golden Ball & Ballon d'Or, says Henry Abiodun

2 monthes ago   |   By Goal

The Croatian skipper has been one of the standout players at the quadrennial tournament - and is the best candidate to break the famous duopoly
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'You are already champions' - Neymar hails Rakitic & Mbappe ahead of World Cup final

'You are already champions' - Neymar hails Rakitic & Mbappe ahead of World Cup final

2 monthes ago   |   By Goal

The Brazil international has sent his good wishes to his current and former team-mates ahead of the France versus Croatia final on Sunday
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Nestor Pitana - FIFA World Cup Final Referee!

2 monthes ago   |   By FIFA

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Nestor Pitana will take charge of Match 64 - The Final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Hear his thoughts on what it means to take charge of the game.
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Mbappe, France to face Modric, Croatia for World Cup title

Mbappe, France to face Modric, Croatia for World Cup title

2 monthes ago   |   By USA Today

The speedy skills of 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe will be up against the cool control of Luka Modric when France faces Croatia on Sunday in the World Cup final
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A tale of two stars: France-Croatia World Cup final pits Kylian Mbappe's energy against Luka Modric's grace

A tale of two stars: France-Croatia World Cup final pits Kylian Mbappe's energy against Luka Modric's grace

2 monthes ago   |   By National Post

MOSCOW - Kylian Mbappe has electrified the World Cup with his speed and youthful exuberance. Luka Modric has coolly controlled matches in Russia with his graceful play in the middle.
Whether France wins its second title in 20 years or Croatia raises the trophy for the first time Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium in front of Russian President Vladimir Putin and nearly a billion television viewers could turn on the play of the two stars.
The 19-year-old Mbappe has been the biggest sensation at the tournament in Russia, scoring three goals - including two against Argentina in the round of 16...
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A capsule look at the France-Croatia World Cup final

A capsule look at the France-Croatia World Cup final

2 monthes ago   |   By USA Today

A capsule look at the World Cup final between France and Croatia in Moscow
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