A look at what's ahead at the World Cup

Posted July 16, 2018

With Croatia, an underdog that has stretched their third game in this World Cup to extra time, reaching the finals, thereby dumping another fan favourite - England - out of the World Cup, it remains to be seen if they can take on former World Cup victor France - the only team from the list of strong contenders that hasn't dropped out yet. "It's not the same system, I'm not doing the same thing".

"We prepared to get to the final and we want to play it".

"I want to know what they are eating and drinking - what's going on?" There are two teams in the final, a Cup and there are 90 minutes more.

A towering physique and range of flashy hairstyles mean Paul Pogba rarely goes unnoticed but he has become emblematic of a French squad willing to sacrifice personal gain for World Cup glory.

However, during this summer's World Cup, he has looked like the player that United fans want to see week-in, week-out, with even Jose Mourinho praising his "mature" performance against Belgium in the semi-final.

France are the bookmakers' favorite to win.

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Excluding shootouts, France have lost just one of their last 13 games in the knockout rounds of the World Cup (W10 D2 L1). Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Lloris said: "They are an exhaustive team, they know how to do everything.

Croatia is a team full of experience, packed with big name stars who play for some of Europe's top clubs. The final is Sunday at 11 a.m. between France and the victor of Croatia-England.

"Pogba's gradual improvement throughout this tournament peaked against Belgium and mirrored France's rise to the final".

The French beat Germany in the Euro 2016 semi-final setting up an encounter in Paris against then-underdogs Portugal, who stunned them 1-0 in extra time to win the continental title.

France has a talented crop of young players, including Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, as well as solidified stars in Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba. This is France's World Cup.

The FIFA 2018 World Cup Finals comes to an end on Sunday when two giant European nations will meet face to face in a do or die fight for the world's most coveted trophy. "Just like Sir Alf, he has also stuck by his players and has a very clear way of playing", said Hurst.

On the field this was a chance to erase the stain of bad sportsmanship that marred the last World Cup in Brazil, such as the suspension of a player for biting an opponent, abuse of referees and theatrical feigning of injury.

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