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15-07-2018, 14:58   #1
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The World Cup Final - France vs Croatia, k.o. 4pm, RTE, BBC, ITV.



It's time for the big one. A tournament filled with drama has resulted in France reaching their first final since 2006, and Croatia reaching their first ever final.

Will Deschamps and his side put the disappointment of losing the Euros two years ago behind them by lifting the trophy, or can Croatia pull off a remarkable fairytale and secure the glory?

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France XI: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez; Kante, Pogba, Matuidi; Mbappe, Griezmann, Giroud.

Croatia XI: Subasic; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic; Brozovic, Rakitic, Modric; Rebic, Mandzukic, Perisic.
I would love to see Croatia get the win but I feel this is a step too far for them. I'm sensing a MOTM display from Kante and France running out 2-0 winners. How do you see it going?
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Really hope France win this. Deserves winners after the team's they've faced on route to the final.
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I like BBC it turns off the tennis to start the football- it is like it reads my mind!
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Love to see the Corats do it, but I think all those extra minutes might finally catch up to them. France 2-1.
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Really hope France win this. Deserves winners after the team's they've faced on route to the final.
And Croatia will be deserved winners if they beat France!
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I nearly forgot this was on. Probably the least anticipated final since 1994 if not ever.
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Think France will have enough in midfield to keep Croatia at bay. Will be rooting for Croatia though, they've done me well in the sweepstakes so far
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Come on Croatia!
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All the kids will want a Vida haircut if Croatia win
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I nearly forgot this was on. Probably the least anticipated final since 1994 if not ever.
InterstIng watching the stations try to build it up.

France are an organized team full of big names that have efficiently if not spectacularly gotten to the final.

Croatia have scraped their way through every knockout game.

Ironic that both finalists best performances were probably against an awful Argentina that looks good on paper but anybody who watched Argentina knows better.

The tournament has been really entertaining but has lacked any obviously top quality team. It seems to happen a fair bit in world cups.

I can’t say I have an awful lot of interest in the game. I think Belgium v Croatia would of been more entertaining and interesting.

Don’t care who wins but prob favour Croatia as underdogs.
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Love to see Croatia do it, but surely France will have too much for them.
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Merson: France's front three is probably around as good as England's 

Couldn't make it up 
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Hope this is a good match but WC finals are often not that good.

Would be a great story if Croatia win it but I have to make France favourites.
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Would love a peno shootout
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Merson: France's front three is probably around as good as England's 

Couldn't make it up 
France aren't even playing a front three it's 4-2-3-1.
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