Sunday 15 Jul

France vs. Croatia Match Preview

14 Jul 2018 Keith M. INTERNATIONAL: World Cup, Knockout stage
INTERNATIONAL: World Cup, Knockout stage


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The France vs. Croatia match will be played on Sunday, July 15, at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. This is the World Cup final. In the semis, France defeated Belgium by 1:0, while Croatia was better than England by 2:1 after extra time.


  • France recorded only one draw in the group phase of the competition and won all other matches after 90 minutes. In semifinal and quarterfinal games France didn't concede a goal.
  • Croatia advanced to the finals after playing extra time in all three matches during the knockout phase of the competition. They had three victories in the group phase.


These teams played five games against each other so far. France recorded three victories, while two matches ended in a draw. They played at World Cup once, in 1998. France recorded 2:1 victory in the semifinal, and went on to win the title afterward. At EURO 2004 played in Portugal, the result was 2:2.


Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann are the leaders of the French team, while Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante are midfield commanders and almost nobody can get past them. France was defeated in EURO final against Portugal, but they are now more experienced, and it seems, better team. Coach Didier Deschamps managed to form a stable team with impeccable team spirit, and the most of sports pundits agreed that they are the favorites to win the title in Russia.

Latest matches: France

10.07.2018 Worl France Belgium 1:0 W
06.07.2018 Worl Uruguay France 0:2 W
30.06.2018 Worl France Argentina 4:3 W
26.06.2018 Worl Denmark France 0:0 D
21.06.2018 Worl France Peru 1:0 W


Croatia showed unbelievable mental strength, after winning the first two matches in the knockout phase on penalties, and the semis after extra time. We don't know if they had enough time to rest and regroup, and will that take its toll against the physically dominant French team. Luka Modric showed that he is one of the best midfielders in the game in this tournament, but he will need help from Ivan Rakitic and other teammates or Croatia won't get a desired result in the final.

Latest matches: Croatia

11.07.2018 Worl Croatia England 2:1 W
07.07.2018 Worl Russia Croatia 5:6 W
01.07.2018 Worl Croatia Denmark 4:3 W
26.06.2018 Worl Iceland Croatia 1:2 W
21.06.2018 Worl Argentina Croatia 0:3 W


France is definitely a favorite in the upcoming game. However, we shouldn't underestimate Croatian will and energy. We will see if they truly have a heart of a champion.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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