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What a World Cup tournament it has been! Upsets galore with the underdog not an afterthought anymore, some brilliant attacking football with more sides willing to lay it all on the line, controversies (of course) and the vagaries of the new VAR system, and the global showcase of football comes to an end today with the final a scarce few would have predicted.

The 64th and most important game of the tournament will feature France (who despite their ridiculous talent levels were not a sexy pick to win) and Croatia (also despite their thin but talented and experienced squad) – just for reference, you could have gotten 33/1 odds on Croatia to win the World Cup just a month ago.

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM 2018 WORLD CUP

Matchup: France vs. Croatia

Date: 11th July 2018

Time: 8 AM PST, 11 AM EST, 4 PM BST

Venue: Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow)

TV Channels: Fox, Telemundo, NBCSN, BBC, ITV

Streaming: Telemundo (Spanish), fubo.TV (free trial)

World Cup 2018: Full TV Schedule, Streaming Info and Start Times for UK & USA

EVERTON ANGLE

While Everton have no horses in this race, a couple of Croatian players have been linked with the Blues in recent weeks: defender Domagoj Vida (link) and forward Ante Rebic (link).

Aside from that though, just enjoy the game and the celebration of football – it would be wise to temper your expectations if you’re hoping to see 22 goals like yesterday!

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The final will be held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, opened in 1956 with a capacity of 80,000. The match ball is the Telstar 2018, a modern interpretation of the iconic Telstar used from 1970-74, based on a similar carcass to the 2014 Brazuca.

France’s manager is Didier Deschamps. Now 49, he had a distinguished career as a defensive midfielder scoring 4 goals in 103 caps for Les Bleus, and lifted the 1998 World Cup on home soil and the 2000 European Championship as well.

Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic is 51 and was also a defensive midfielder, but never featured internationally. He was previously an assistant coach for the Croatia Under-21 team before taking over the senior side in 2017.

France has had the better of Croatia, with three wins and two draws head-to-head. This is their third ever final, having won in 1998 and lost in 2006.

Croatia’s key men Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic simply do not lose finals – Modric is unbeaten in his last ten, while Rakitic as won his last seven on the trot. They’ve also had to come back to win every one of their knockout games, the first time that has ever been done.

Competition statistics

Goals scored: France 10, Croatia 12

Goals against: France 4, Croatia 5

Total shots: France 75, Croatia 100

Shots on target: France 24, Croatia 26

Passes completed: France 2,331, Croatia 2,757

Corners: France 19, Croatia 34

Possession: France 49%, Croatia 54%

Top Scorers: FRA: Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann – 3; CRO: Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Perisic, Luka Modric – 2

Looking to tune in to the final and third-place matches this weekend? Here’s how.

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France and Croatia meet in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final.

This is it. The 2018 FIFA World Cup is down to its last two survivors, France and Croatia. England and Belgium will play in a mildly intriguing third-place playoff on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT, Fox and Telemundo), but the main attraction, the World Cup final, is on Sunday morning here in the US.

With its young stars Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappé, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante and an extra day of rest (and no overtime game), France is the clear favorite. But Croatia has shown remarkable grit in getting to the final and features stellar midfielders Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitić — who apparently had a high fever the night before he played against England in the semifinal and hadn’t fully recovered.

Here’s how you can watch the match and more. On US TV it will only be carried on Fox and Telemundo.

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  • Where: Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow
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Twitter and Snapchat have partnered with Fox Sports to show highlights in the US. You can see every goal scored just moments after it happens on Twitter, in addition to previews, recaps and other live programming from Moscow’s Red Square with US soccer greats Landon Donovan and Alexi Lalas. On Snapchat, you can watch videos of behind-the-scenes highlights and reactions from soccer fans across the world.

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup final is set, and France will play Croatia to lift the famous trophy on Sunday, July 15, at 11 am Eastern.

It’ll be a drama-filled game: France and Croatia will prove a tense match with superstars on either side. For France, a young team full of bright young stars — especially Kylian Mbappe — may realize their talent in the most impressive way. For Croatia, a group of world-class professionals will try to win it the title for the first time in their first-ever final.

More than 1 billion people watched the final in 2014, and it’s expected that even more will watch this bout between a heavyweight team and a capable Cinderella squad.

Will you be among them?

How to watch the World Cup final

You can watch the final on Sunday, July 15, at 11 am on Fox Sports 1 or Fox in the United States. You can also watch online at fuboTV,* Hulu,* YouTube TV, Telemundo, NBC Universo, DirectTV Now, SlingTV,* and PlayStation Vue.

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Mandzukic vs. Matuidi. A World Cup final that has one of the tournament favorites against the classic kind of underdog.

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Today is the final day of the 2018 World Cup. The next time we see a game that is of interest to this blog, it will be when Juventus is playing one of four friendlies in the United States. And, just as we have it, the final game of the World Cup will also be the final chance for their to be some Juventus vs. Juventus action this summer.

In one corner stands Mario Mandzukic and Croatia.

In the other corner stands Blaise Matuidi and France.

We might see Marko Pjaca come down out of the rafters where he’s been hanging out for pretty much all of the tournament, but that just seems very unlikely unless they have to take Mandzukic off with 10 security guards carrying him. (That is the only thing that would make him stop playing in a World Cup final, right?)

Pjaca or no Pjaca, the World Cup final pins the all-world talent of France against the classic underdog kind of story in Croatia. (Just don’t tell Mario his team is the underdog. I don’t want to get on his bad side.) A World Cup win for France will have people talking about a possible French dynasty starting up. A World Cup win for Croatia will have people saying how a country with only 4-plus million people were able to overcome the odds to get to the mountain top.

Now, Didier Deschamps has been criticized — and probably rightfully so — for his rather conservative approach despite have some of the best attacking and midfield talent in the world at his disposal. Whether he lets that loose against a Croatia team that has played 120 minutes of game time the last three knockout round fixtures will be a big thing hanging over this year’s final. Same goes for just how much Mandzukic and Croatia have left in the tank.

Let the game begin.

Get your fix now because we’ve still got a couple of weeks before Juventus starts up its four-game schedule of friendlies.

TODAY’S SCHEDULE

World Cup Final, France vs. Croatia — 6 p.m. local time in Russia, 11 a.m. on the East Coast, 8 a.m. on the West Coast

HOW TO WATCH

Television: FOX, Telemundo (United States); TSN1, TSN4, TSN5, RDS (Canada); STV Scotland, ITV 1 UK, BBC One, UTV (United Kingdom)

Online/mobile: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo (United States); TSN3, RDS GO, TSN GO, CTV GO (Canada); BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Live (United Kingdom)

Note: This post will be updated as the main World Cup viewing and off-topic thread here at BWRAO. Stay tuned to BWRAO for posts regarding Juventus’ representation in Russia as well as any transfer-related happenings that take place before, during or after the day’s schedule comes and goes.

Football fans have been watching the 2018 Fifa World Cup online in record numbers, with Sunday’s final between France and Croatia set to be the most live streamed game of the tournament.

Figures released by broadcasters, including the BBC and RTE, suggest this year’s World Cup will be viewed online by more people than ever before, while illegal live feeds of games are also appearing on an unprecedented scale.

Kick off for the final is set for 4pm BST on Sunday, 15 July, live coverage in the UK will begin at 3pm on the BBC and 2.55pm on ITV. Both broadcasters will make the feed available through their online platforms, BBC iPlayer and the ITV website.

For the group stages alone, there were almost as many people watching online through the BBC than compared to the whole of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

“Alongside the BBC’s world-class TV and Radio coverage, record numbers of fans are using our digital services to follow the World Cup,” the BBC’s chief technology and product officer Matthew Postgate, said in a statement shared with The Independent.

“Millions are watching the big matches on their connected TV at home, while millions more are sneaking a peak on their work laptop or cramming in some games on their commute.”

But despite the games being easy to view online in the UK, people are increasingly looking to pirated feeds to watch the games.

Figures from piracy prevention firm Irdeto from the World Cup’s group stages revealed that games involving Brazil were the most illegally live streamed, with 10 per cent of all pirated feeds being for the five-time champions.

The company detected more than 5,000 unique pirate streams appearing online for the group games, almost half of which came from just four teams. Matches involving Morocco, Portugal and England garnered more than 2,000 illegal streams, however none of these teams remain in the tournament.

Brazil has also been knocked out, having lost in the quarter finals to Belgium. But despite the most popular teams missing out on the World Cup finals, analysts believe it could still break records for illegal live stream figures.

“Even though the most popular teams for pirate streams have exited the tournament, the World Cup final will inevitably attract huge viewer numbers, both legally and illegally,” Rory O’Connor, senior vice president of cyber security services at Irdeto, told The Independent.

“We still expect it to be one of the most pirated events ever and all parties in the value chain will be working hard to disrupt pirate streams and take them down as quickly as possible.”

It is a final very few people could have anticipated four weeks ago, when the competition in Russia was just beginning.

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A month on and 63 games later, the 2018 World Cup reaches its climax on Sunday as a young France side spearheaded by Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann look to win the trophy for the second time when they take on Croatia in Moscow. It is a final very few people could have anticipated four weeks ago, when the competition in Russia was just beginning. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar have all gone home. So have the traditional powers of the international game – Germany, Brazil and Argentina. Instead it is a gifted French side with the second-youngest squad at the tournament, embodied by the lightning-quick Mbappe, who face a Croatian team inspired by Luka Modric, arguably the finest midfielder in the world at the moment.

When is the FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Croatia Final match?

The FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Croatia Final will take place on July 15, 2018.

Where is the FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Croatia Final match?

The FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Croatia Final match will be played at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.

What time does the FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Croatia Final match begin?

The FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Croatia Final match begins at 08:30 pm (IST).

Which TV channels will broadcast the FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Croatia Final match?

The FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Croatia Final match will be shown on Sony Ten 2 SD and HD, Sony Ten 3 SD and HD, Sony ESPN SD.

How do I watch online live streaming of the FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Croatia Final match?

The FIFA World Cup 2018 France vs Croatia Final match live streaming will be available on Sony Liv. You can also catch the live updates on sports.ndtv.com.

(All broadcast and streaming timings are as per information received from the host broadcasters)

How to watch france vs croatia in the 2018 world cup finals online

The World Cup is down to its final game and only France and Croatia remain.

The match will be a repeat of a bad-tempered 1998 semi final, which saw Slaven Bilic get Laurent Blanc sent off with a dive but two Lilian Thuram strikes ensure Les Bleus were still victorious.

How to watch france vs croatia in the 2018 world cup finals online

How do I watch the World Cup final for free?

The World Cup final will be available free for UK viewers on both BBC One and ITV.

To stream the game live, fans can log into either the BBC iPlayer or the ITV Hub.

All these options require a TV license – get your license here.

Viewers in the Middle East and North Africa will also be able to watch and stream the World Cup final free of charge on beIN Sports.

You can also follow all the action on the SunSport LIVE BLOG.

FROM RUSSIA WITH LIVE All the latest action, news, goals and gossip from the World Cup

Where will the World Cup final be played?

France will take on Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Russia's largest sporting venue was constructed in 1956 and has a capacity of 78,011 for the World Cup.

But the attendance will for the final will not be beating the record 102,538 who saw the Soviet Union face Italy on October 13, 1963.

After demolition in 2013, the new renovated stadium was completed last year.

What time is the World Cup final?

The World Cup final will commence at 4pm UK time, 5pm in France and Croatia and 6pm in Russia.

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France take on Croatia in the World Cup final today and UK viewers have plenty of choice over how to watch the match.

Croatia beat England 2-1 on Monday to reach their first ever World Cup final.

FRANCE vs CROATIA: LIVE WORLD CUP FINAL UPDATES!

They play a France side who reached the final of Euro 2016 two years ago and are seeking to emulate the class of ’98, who won the World Cup in their host tournament two decades ago.

Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud will lead the line for France.

Luke Modric and Mario Mandzukic are the two danger men for Croatia, while Ivan Perisic requires a late fitness test to prove he can play.

France vs Croatia will be shown on TWO channels in the UK today and here’s how you can watch it live.

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How to watch France vs Croatia live on TV

The World Cup final between France and Croatia is being broadcast live on BBC 1 and ITV 1.

Both the BBC and ITV have broadcasting rights for the World Cup, with fixtures split until the final.

They share the final rights, so the game will be on both channels at the same time.

The match kicks off at 4pm, with coverage from both channels starting at 3pm.

ITV 1 are also showing the World Cup closing ceremony.

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How to watch France vs Croatia live stream online

France vs Croatia will be streamed online via the BBC iPlayer and the ITV Hub.

You may need accounts with the respective broadcasters to access the stream.

BBC vs ITV pundits

Fans may choose their World Cup final TV channel on the basis of who the pundits are.

The BBC pundit lineup is: Anchor Gary Lineker with Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Jurgen Klinsmann .

The ITV pundit lineup is: Anchor Mark Pougatch with Roy Keane, Ian Wright, Gary Neville and Lee Dixon.

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It’s the match we’ve waited four years to see. Tomorrow, a World Cup champion is crowned in Moscow as France will take the field against Croatia. To the winner goes the World Cup trophy, a 15.2 inch, 13.5 lb gold statue that will feel like heaven to the players who win the right to lift it. The loser will spend a lifetime wondering what could have been, what bounces didn’t go their way, and how close they got to lifting the trophy that any soccer player dreams of holding.

France got here by winning Group C, defeating Australia and Peru before drawing Denmark. In the knockout stage, they have dazzled at times in beating Argentina, Uruguay, and Belgium to get to Moscow.

Croatia’s path to Moscow was as the winner of Group D, defeating Nigeria, Argentina, and Iceland to cap a perfect group stage. The knockout stage for them has been a testament to their strength, their determination, and their conditioning. It took penalties for them to get past Denmark and Russia, becoming the first team in World Cup history to win consecutive penalty shootouts in the knockout stage. In the semifinals, it took another 120 minutes, but they outlasted England to make it to the final.

Croatia has a chance to win its first World Cup title, while France hopes it brings home number 2 and they party like it’s 1998. Only one will get the gold medals, the trophy, and the ultimate accomplishment on their playing resume.

What to watch for

Who will win the midfield battle? The key battle Sunday will be in the midfield, as Croatia and France both have excellent creators and distributors. On Croatia’s side, Luka Modrić, Ivan Rakitić, and Ivan Perišić have been sensational, but France boasts a midfield including Paul Pogba , Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé. No doubt, this will be the matchup to watch, and one of these players will be a major factor in the match.

Which stars will shine brightest? The World Cup final is a moment that can define the career of a player. Which one of these stars will seize the moment and deliver a performance that will live on in history? Which will buckle under the pressure?

Can Croatia overcome heavy legs? Croatia has advanced to the final by playing 3 matches that have gone at least 120 minutes. That is taxing on the legs, and having to repeat that every 3-4 days will put their conditioning to the test. The good thing is that they won’t have to play again after Sunday, so they will need to channel every ounce of energy they have left to be ready.

How to Watch

France vs. Croatia

Location: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

Kick-off time: Sunday, July 15th, 11:00am Eastern, 8:00am Pacific

Available TV: Fox (English), Telemundo (Spanish)

Available streaming: Fox Sports Go (App/Website), Telemundo (Website), FuboTV (Free Trial)

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The man who captained France to its first and only World Cup championship in 1998, Didier Deschamps, now has a chance to win another World Cup for his country, Sky Sports notes, this time as his national team’s head coach. But a surprising side from a country of 4 million people — only about six percent of France’s size — stands in the way as Croatia will attempt to claim its first World Cup, as the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final match will live stream from Moscow on Sunday.

The two nations have met in a World Cup once before, in what was — before 2018 — the best World Cup campaign for either team. In that game, as the 11v11 database records, France won a hard-fought semifinal battle, with current manager Deschamps wearing the captain’s armband, defeating Croatia 2-1. France then went on to win the World Cup in a tournament where they played host, dominating Brazil 3-0. Croatia claimed third place with a 2-1 topping of the Netherlands.

To find out how to watch a live stream of the France vs. Croatia 2018 FIFA World Cup Final, see the streaming instructions at the bottom of this article. Kickoff for the momentous match that’ll give either Croatia a first World Cup title, or France a second, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Moscow Standard Time at 81,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, July 15.

In Croatia and France, that start tim will be 5 p.m. Central European Summer Time, and in the United Kingdom, the World Cup Final kicks off at 4 p.m. British Summer Time. Fans in the United States can log in to the France vs. Croatia live stream at 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time or 8 a.m. Pacific. Fans in India can watch the game live stream at 8:30 p.m. India Standard Time on Sunday.

The 2018 World Cup Final will mark the sixth-ever meeting between France and Croatia — but Croatia has never won a match in the series, according to 11v11, with three losses and two draws, including a 2-2 stalemate in the 2004 European Championships group stage.

France comes into this match as considerable favorites, not only on overall quality but on the fact that Croatia has needed the full 120 minutes including extra time to get through each of their three knockout stage matches, to reach the final — coming from behind in all three matches, according to the BBC. Their luck and their legs may be running out as they face a France team that has fallen behind for a total of nine minutes and 12 seconds, across all six matches they have played in the 2018 World Cup tournament.

Watch a preview of the France vs. Croatia 2018 FIFA World Cup Final clash in the video below, courtesy of ESPN FC.

To watch a live stream of the historic France vs. Croatia World Cup Final match, use the stream provided by Fox Sports Go. Accessing the Fox Sports Go live stream requires login credentials from a cable or satellite TV provider subscription, however.

To watch the France vs. Croatia 2018 FIFA World Cup Final showdown live stream for free without a cable subscription, fans can sign up for a free trial of a live TV streaming package such as Sling TV, YouTube TV, or DirecTV Now. All three of those “over the top” services require credit card information and subscription fees, but they all offer seven-day free trial periods. If the subscription is canceled prior to the expiration of that free week, fans can watch the France vs. Croatia match streamed live at no charge.

Inside of Russia, Match TV will show the match via live stream. In India, Sony Liv will stream the World Cup match, as will the Jio TV app for fans who want to watch France vs. Croatia on mobile devices.

The final match of the FIFA World Cup 2018 between France and Croatia kicks off at 8:30PM IST.

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The FIFA World Cup 2018 is officially ending tonight with the final match to be played between France and Croatia. After a hectic few weeks of football, the two best teams in this tournament will be facing off against each other tonight for the coveted trophy. Many will no doubt be watching the finals at their home or neighborhood pub. But in case you are on the move, here’s how you can watch the live stream online. Also Read – Maruti Suzuki announces investment of Rs 10,400 crore to build EVs in India

France vs Croatia match timings

France vs Croatia final match will kick off tonight (July 15) at 8:30PM IST. The match will take place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Also Read – Jammu and Kashmir, UP, West Bengal among states with most internet-starved govt schools

How to watch France vs Croatia

If you are at home, you will be able to catch all the action from tonight’s match on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3, and Sony ESPN channels. However, if you are on the move, you can catch the livestream via the SonyLiv app, which is the official streaming partner for this tournament. Alternatively, you can also watch the live stream of Reliance Jio‘s JioTV app, as well as the Airtel TV app. Also Read – OnePlus 10 Pro official teasers revealed for India launch: Check details

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France vs Croatia preview

France is going into tonight’s match as the favorites, and Didier Deschamps’ men will want to emulate the 1998 winning team. Croatia, on the other hand, have surprised everyone with their progress through the tournament. The Luka Modric-led team has stuck together to better the country’s previous best of a semi-final appearance two decades back.

The Les Bleus have some stellar names in their midst. These include the likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, and their dependable captain Hugo Loris. The Vatreni too have some famous names apart from Modric like Ivan Rakitic, Mateo Kovacic, Mario Mandzukic, and Ivan Perisic.

While the two teams boast stellar attacking talents, tonight’s match will be decided on the basis of who wins the midfield battle. Expect a closely fought match that will no doubt keep the crowd on the edge of their seats.

FIFA has today published the key findings of a comprehensive audit of consolidated final audience data for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, which was broadcast live in every territory around the world from 14 June to 15 July this year.

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: Global Broadcast and Audience Summary

A combined 3.572 billion viewers – more than half of the global population aged four and over – tuned in to world football’s ultimate competition, according to audience data for official broadcast coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The global in-home TV audience watching at least one minute of coverage totalled 3.262 billion, while a further estimated 309.7 million people watched no coverage in home but caught the action on digital platforms, in public viewing areas or in bars and restaurants, boosting the total audience by 9.5 per cent.

The final between France and Croatia on 15 July attracted a combined global audience of 1.12 billion, comprising 884.37 million viewers tuning in to linear TV coverage and a further 231.82 million out-of-home and digital-only viewers.

Over the 64 matches, the average live audience was 191 million: each game was a global televisual event in its own right.

The report also reveals that, on average, viewers watching on TV at home engaged with the coverage for longer than in previous FIFA World Cups: the number of viewers catching at least three minutes of the 2018 edition was 3.04 billion, a 10.9 per cent increase on Brazil 2014. Meanwhile, the audience watching for at least 30 minutes was 2.49 billion, way up on 2014’s 1.95 billion viewers.

All around the world broadcasters reached unprecedented numbers of unique users through their digital platforms as second-screen and on-the-move viewing was firmly established as a way of enjoying the FIFA World Cup.

"These figures really do support the claim that Russia 2018 was the best World Cup ever. We're particularly pleased to see an increase in the average time viewers are engaging with matches, which shows that we are giving the fans what they want. The fact that half the world’s population watched the FIFA World Cup reflects not just the high quality of our award-winning live coverage, but also that fans everywhere are insatiable for world-class football," said FIFA’s Chief Commercial Officer, Philippe Le Floc’h.

Publicis Media Sport & Entertainment (PMSE) compiled the consolidated audience figures for the 2018 FIFA World Cup based on scheduling and audience data gathered from official television auditing agencies in markets around the world, from FIFA’s Media Rights Licensees (MRLs), and non-captured (out-of-home and digital) audience data provided by Nielsen.

Live Streaming FIFA World Cup Final: Watch France vs Croatia Final Match Online at SonyLIV and live telecast on Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3 and Sony ESPN from Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow and get Football Score Live updates at IndiaTV Sports.

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New Delhi Updated on: July 15, 2018 22:30 IST

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The FIFA World Cup 2018 final match between France and Croatia will be played on July 15 (Sunday).

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How to watch france vs croatia in the 2018 world cup finals online

It’s happening — the 2018 FIFA World Cup final kicks off today.

The 2018 World Cup — a festival of soccer that only happens once every four years — has defied expectations, eliminated tournament favourites like Brazil, France, and Germany, and has left just two teams to battle it out for a place in Sunday’s final.

If you don’t know when the final starts or how you can watch each match live online, fear not — Business Insider has your back.

When is the 2018 FIFA World Cup final?

The tournament final begins on Sunday, July 15 and will be contested between France and Croatia.

The FIFA World Cup final is the last game that takes place in the Russian-run competition and is scheduled to take place at the 81,000 capacity Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Here’s what time the 2018 World Cup final will start in major cities across different time zones on Sunday, July 15.

  • London (BST): 4 p.m.
  • New York (ET): 11 a.m.
  • Chicago (CT): 10 a.m.
  • Denver (MT): 9 a.m.
  • Las Vegas (PT): 8 a.m.
  • Los Angeles (PT): 8 a.m.
  • Honolulu (HAST): 5 a.m.
  • Sydney (AET): 1 a.m. (Friday).
  • Tokyo (JST): 12 a.m (Friday).
  • Moscow (MSK): 6 p.m.
  • Paris (CEST): 5 p.m.

Why should I watch?

Some of the biggest soccer nations of all time may have suffered humiliating eliminations from this World Cup, but the teams that are left have shown resilience, elite team-play, and moments of individual magic.

France forward Kylian Mbappé is only 19 years old but is playing with a maturity that belies his age. His stunning performance against Argentina may have heralded in a new era in sport, where the soccer industry can finally see the future beyond the two biggest names it currently has to offer — Lionel Messi of Argentina, and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

But standing in Mbappé’s way is Croatia. The Croatians have not won a match in normal time since the group stage, but have shown incredible match management to eliminate the likes of Denmark, Russia, and England. The latter victory perhaps the sweetest, as Croatia mercilessly trolled England and English soccer in the immediate aftermath.

Croatia also has some of the most creative and marvellous midfielders that international soccer has to offer, and have been able to grind out penalty shootout victories under immense pressure. Croatia has great experience in its roster, and has witnessed extraordinary performances from midfield trio Luka Modrić, Ivan Rakitić, and Ivan Perišić.

There is one thing that is guaranteed with the 2018 FIFA World Cup final — the entertainment value that has driven this tournament will continue to deliver. And it will be delivered to an astonishing number of homes as the 2014 final was watched live by over one billion people.

How can I watch live?

For English-speaking TV in the US, Fox or Fox Sports 1 will be your broadcaster. Online streams will be available to US audiences on Fox, and also on fuboTV.

For UK audiences, the World Cup final match will be broadcast on ITV. To watch ITV’s matches live online, visit the broadcaster’s hub right here.

France may have won 4-2 in the reverse leg in September but the return of Luka Modric may help Croatia flip the script. Watch Croatia vs France in the UEFA Nations League live.

With the UEFA Nations League Matchday 4 fixtures starting midweek, football fans can look forward to a tasty assortment of international matches headlined by France vs Croatia – a rematch of the FIFA World Cup 2018 final – on Thursday.

To be played at the Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb, the Croat’s will be looking to make home advantage count against the reigning World Champions. Watch the UEFA Nations League live on TV and online streaming in India.

The 2018 World Cup finalists met in the reverse leg of their League A Group 3 fixtures of the UEFA Nations League at the Stade de France in September with Les Blues emerging as 4-2 winners.

Croatia, however, will be bolstered by the return of talisman Luka Modric, who missed the September tie after being excused by coach Zlato Dalic due to his late preseason start with Real Madrid.

Ivan Perisic, who has had injury concerns of late, also seems to be back in contention to make the starting line-up after a substitute appearance in their 2-1 friendly win over Switzerland.

France, too, are set to welcome two big names back into the squad with Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe. Pogba had missed the tie in September due to a COVID infection while Mbappe was out with an ankle injury.

Croatia vs France will kick off at 12:15 AM on Thursday in India.

Tactical battle awaits with Italy vs Netherlands

European powerhouses Italy and Netherlands, meanwhile, are set to square off at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia stadium on Thursday for another heavyweight class in League A Group 1.

The first leg at the Amsterdam Arena went Italy’s way courtesy a solitary goal from Nicolo Barella.

The battle in focus in the Italy vs Netherlands tie will be on the sidelines, with two shrewd tacticians – Roberto Mancini for Italy and Frank de Boer for the Netherlands – coaching both sides.

Gareth Southgate‘s England too will be in action against Denmark over the midweek.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo will not feature in the Portugal vs Sweden UEFA Nations League match after the superstar striker tested positive for COVID-19.

UEFA Nations League: Matchday 4 fixtures and live times for India

All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST)

October 13, Tuesday

League D: Latvia vs Malta – 9:30 PM IST

League C: Azerbaijan vs Cyprus – 9:30 PM IST

October 14, Wednesday

League A: Ukraine vs Spain – 12:15 AM IST

League C: Montenegro vs Luxembourg – 12:15 AM IST

League A: Germany vs Switzerland – 12:15 AM IST

League D: Liechtenstein vs San Marino – 12:15 AM IST

League D: Faroe Islands vs Andorra – 12:15 AM IST

League B: Finland vs Ireland – 9:30 PM IST

League C: Lithuania vs Albania – 9:30 PM IST

October 15, Thursday

League A: Italy vs Netherlands – 12:15 AM IST

League A: Poland vs Bosnia and Herzegovina – 12:15 AM IST

League C: Greece vs Kosovo – 12:15 AM IST

League B: Slovakia vs Israel – 12:15 AM IST

League A: Croatia vs France – 12:15 AM IST

League C: Belarus vs Kazakhstan – 12:15 AM IST

League C: Estonia vs Armenia – 12:15 AM IST

League A: Portugal vs Sweden – 12:15 AM IST

League B: Turkey vs Serbia – 12:15 AM IST

League B: Scotland vs Czech Republic – 12:15 AM IST

League B: Bulgaria vs Wales – 12:15 AM IST

League B: Romania vs Austria – 12:15 AM IST

League A: Iceland vs Belgium – 12:15 AM IST

League B: Norway vs Northern Ireland – 12:15 AM IST

League A: England vs Denmark – 12:15 AM IST

League B: Russia vs Hungary – 12:15 AM IST

League C: Moldova vs Slovenia – 12:15 AM IST

League C: North Macedonia vs Georgia – 12:15 AM IST

Where to watch UEFA Nations League live in India

The UEFA Nations League will be broadcast live on the Sony network in India. Fans can watch select matches on Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD TV channels.

Live streaming of UEFA Nations League in India will be on Sony LIV.

The report further stated that the total viewership included 309.7 million people who followed matches through digital platforms. 231.82 million out of home and digital viewers tuned in for the final.

How to watch france vs croatia in the 2018 world cup finals onlineThe figures, FIFA said, were the “key findings of a comprehensive audit of consolidated final audience data.” (Reuters Photo)

A combined 3.572 billion viewers tuned in to watch the 2018 World Cup in Russia, said FIFA in a statement on Friday. The football world body said that 1.12 billion tuned in to watch the final between eventual champions France and Croatia. The figures, FIFA said, were the “key findings of a comprehensive audit of consolidated final audience data.”

FIFA also said that the 2018 World Cup had higher viewer retention than the 2014 edition. “The number of viewers catching at least three minutes of the 2018 edition was 3.04 billion, a 10.9 per cent increase on Brazil 2014. Meanwhile, the audience watching for at least 30 minutes was 2.49 billion, way up on 2014’s 1.95 billion viewers,” it said.

The consolidated audience figures were compiled by the Publicis Media Sport & Entertainment (PMSE) on behalf of FIFA. The report further stated that the total viewership included 309.7 million people who followed matches through digital platforms. 231.82 million out of home and digital viewers tuned in for the final.

France beat Croatia in the final to lift their second World Cup title. This was the fourth consecutive time that a European team lifted the trophy.

Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe scored for France while Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Perisic found the back of the net for Croatia. Mandzukic also scored an own goal in the match as France won 4-2. It was the highest scoring final since 1966.

The last minutes of the final, held at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, was interrupted by a pitch invasion by Russian protest punk rock group Pussy Riot. The group, one of the few anti-establishment voices in the country, said that they did it so as to demand the release of political prisoners, the end for illegal detentions at political rallies, stopping the policing of people’s political views on social media and for more open political competition.

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Team : France vs Croatia

Venue : Luzhniki Stadium

Time : 08:30 PM IST

Date : 15 July 2018

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Full Team Squads of France vs Croatia Final Match

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

France subs: Mandanda, Fekir, Lemar, N’Zonzi, Thauvin, Areola, Sidibe, Mendy, Kimpembe, Dembele, Rami, Tolisso

Confirmed Croatia XI: Subasic; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic; Brozovic, Modric; Perisic, Rakitic, Rebic; Mandzukic.

Croatia subs: Caleta-Car, Bradaric, Jedvaj, Badelj, Kalinic, Kovacic, Livakovic, Kramaric, Corluka, Pivaric, Pjaca

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Fox / Telemundo tv channel broadcast france vs Croatia live streaming FIFA football match in us country. Sky Sports broadcast fifa final match in uk country. France vs Croatia football match final on sonyliv network in india. Sony ten is the official broadcaster of fifa world cup 2018 tournament. Fubo TV provide live coverage of France vs Croatia live streaming fifa final match.

Well friends, it has been a long trip but here we are. The World Cup final pits one of the pre-tournament favorites in France against a surprise first time finalist in Croatia.

France started out the tournament slowly needing an own goal in the 81st minute to ease by Australia 2-1 in their opener, followed by a tight 1-0 win over Peru that saw Kylian Mbappe score his first ever World Cup goal. France then sealed the group by playing the only nil-nil draw of the tournament against Denmark. As they say, they then started to grow into the tournament with a scintillating 4-3 win over Argentina in the Round of 16 that saw Mbappe scored two goals in a four minute span after drawing the penalty kick for the opening goal to effectively seal the game for France. Les Bleus then dispatched a depleted Uruguay squad 2-0 before beating a very good Belgium team 1-0 in the semi-finals to get to their third World Cup Final in the last 20 years.

Croatia has experienced a dissimilar path to the final. They started the group stage on fire earning nine points from three played with wins over Nigeria (2-0), Argentina (3-0!) and Iceland (2-1) before hitting the knockout stages. The Round of 16 saw Croatia needing 120 minutes and penalties to beat Denmark after finishing 1-1. Then they got the hosts Russia fresh off a surprising upset win over Spain. Regulation ended 1-1 and it was back to extra time for Croatia where they scored the first extra time goal of the tournament and looked to have sealed a semi-final berth before Russia scored in the 115th minute and it was back to penalties where Croatia again prevailed. Croatia then played England in the semi-finals and looked to be out when England scored an early goal in the fifth minute and was controlling most of the match against what surely was a tired Croatia squad. But Croatia battled back and equalized in the second half to become the first team ever to play three extra time matches in World Cup history. This time there were no penalties as Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic scored a 109’ goal that they made stand up to secure their first ever World Cup Final appearance.

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World Cup Final

France vs. Croatia

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

TV: FOX (English) and Telemundo (Spanish)

Announcing team: John Strong and Stu Holden (English)

In addition to Croatia playing three consecutive extra time matches to get to this point, which amounts to an entire extra game, France has one more day of rest as their semi-final was Tuesday while Croatia played on Wednesday.

The Golden Boot (top goal scorer) is currently led by Harry Kane with six goals. Only France’s Kylian Mbappe is a within a hat trick having three goals in the tournament. A much closer race to follow is the Golden Ball award for the tournaments best player. In order to win the award a shortlist is drawn up by the FIFA technical committee and the winner is voted on by representatives of the media. Currently the betting odds have 19 year old Mbappe as -110 favorites with Croatia’s Luka Modric +225. While it seems like the best player from the winning team would always win the award, that is not the case. The last five winners have been from teams that have not lifted the cup (Lionel Messi 2014, Diego Forlan 2010, Zinedine Zidane 2006, Oliver Kahn 2002 and Ronaldo 1998). You have to go back to Romario in 1994 for a World Cup winner to also be awarded the Golden Ball.

France is the clear favorite and looks like it is only a matter of 90 minutes away from sewing on a second star above their crest. Croatia’s Modric and Ivan Rakitić have been a great duo throughout the tournament powering their midfield, but France has an entire attacking squad worthy of World Best XI selection (and Olivier Giroud ) in their lineup that should feature a front six of Paul Pogba , Ngolo Kante; Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann , Blaise Matuidi; Giroud.

It has been a pleasure to be your author for this month long journey. Let’s do it one more time with everything on the line.

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FULL-TIME, France 4-2 Croatia: So there you have it! Most people had France as their pre-tournament favorites, and their prediction is correct! For Barça fans it’s great to see Umtiti and Dembélé winning the World Cup at such a young age, and Ivan Rakitić deserves a lot of credit for his fantastic run with Croatia. Well done, guys!

GOAL! France 4-2 CROATIA (Mandžukić 69’): Croatia score! Hugo Lloris makes an incredible mistake when trying to play his way out of trouble and Mario Mandžukić scores for Croatia! They won’t, will they?

GOAL! FRANCE 4-1 Croatia (Mbappé 65’): The floodgates are open! France are now well in control thanks to a fantastic run by Lucas Hernández and a great strike by Kylian Mbappé. It’s safe to say now that the French will be World Champions!

GOAL! FRANCE 3-1 Croatia (Pogba 59’): Huge goal for France! Paul Pogba starts the counter attack from his own half with an incredible long pass to Kylian Mbappé, and Pogba himself runs to the edge of the box to score a beautiful left-footed curler and put Les Bleus a lot closer to the title.

SECOND HALF KICKOFF! France 2-1 Croatia: This should be a very fun second half! Come on, Ivan! And Sammy! And Ouz!

HALFTIME, France 2-1 Croatia: What a fun first half! Lots of intensity, great chances and three goals. Plus some VAR controversy! This is very much a 2018 World Cup Final.

GOAL! FRANCE 2-1 Croatia (Griezmann 38’): Griezmann has no issues scoring from the spot, and France lead again!

PENALTY TO FRANCE! Perišić handles the ball on a corner and the penalty is given thanks to VAR!

GOAL! France 1-1 CROATIA (Perišić 28’): CROATIA EQUALIZE! A very nice set piece routine from the Croatians eventually falls to Ivan Perišić, who moves the ball to his left foot and smashes home the equalizer. This Final is good, y’all!

GOAL! FRANCE 1-0 Croatia (Mandžukić O.G. 18’): France takes the lead! Antoine Griezmann wins a free kick, takes it and Mario Mandžukić heads the ball against his own net.

KICKOFF! France 0-0 Croatia: COME ON IVAN! AND SAMMY! AND OUZ!

LINEUPS

FRANCE

Starting XI: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernández; Mbappé, Pogba, Kanté, Matuidi; Griezmann, Giroud

Bench: Mandanda (GK), Areola (GK), Kimpembé, Rami, Sidibé, Mendy, Lemar, Tolisso, Nzonzi, Fekir, Thauvin, Dembélé

CROATIA

Starting XI: Subašić; Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinić; Rakitić, Brozović, Modrić; Perišić, Mandžukić, Rebić

Bench: Livaković (GK), Kalinić (GK), Ćorluka, Jedvaj, Ćaleta-Car, Pivarić, Kovačić, Bradarić, Badelj, Kramarić, Pjaca

It’s the World Cup Final! It’s France vs Croatia! It’s Samuel Umtiti, Ousmane Dembélé and Ivan Rakitić representing Barcelona! This should be an incredible game of football, and you cannot miss it! And we’ll have a LIVE BLOG!

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MATCH INFO

Date/Time: Sunday, July 15, 2018, 5pm CET (Barcelona), 4pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 11am EST, 8am PST (USA), 8.30pm IST (India)

Venue: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM WORLD CUP FINAL

How to watch on TV: FOX (USA), BBC One, ITV 1 (UK), SuperSport 3 (Nigeria), Sony ESPN (India), TSN (Canada), others

How to stream: BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub (UK), FuboTV (click here to sign up)

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Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!

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So very close: after making it all the way to the last four, England couldn’t progress to their first World Cup final since 1966. Gareth Southgate and his team ended their remarkable campaign with a 2-1 loss to Croatia, thanks to an extra-time strike by Mario Mandzukic.

This means Croatia will now play France (who won their semi-final against Belgium 1-0) in the final.

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When is the World Cup Final 2018 Croatia v France on TV?

France with play Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday 15th July.

What time is kick-off?

The match begins at 4pm BST.

What channel is the game on?

The match will be shown on both ITV and BBC1.

Can I stream the match online?

Yes, UK viewers can the simulcast of the match for free on BBC iPlayer or the ITV Hub.

You’ll need to sign into (or register) to the services before you watch.

Who’s in the squads for Croatia and France?

France

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain).

Defenders: Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Adil Rami (Marseille), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid).

Midfielders: Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Ngolo Kante (Chelsea), Steven Nzonzi (Sevilla).

Forwards: Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Florian Thauvin (Marseille), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Thomas Lemar (Monaco).

Croatia

Goalkeepers: Danijel Subasic (Monaco), Lovre Kalinic (Gent), Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo).

Defenders: Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow), Domagoj Vida (Besiktas), Ivan Strinic (Sampdoria), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool), Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid), Josip Pivaric (Dynamo Kiev), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen), Duje Caleta-Car (Red Bull Salzburg).

Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter), Filip Bradaric (Rijeka).

Forwards: Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Ivan Perisic (Inter), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim), Marko Pjaca (Schalke), Ante Rebic (Eintracht).

How did France and Croatia get to the final?

France

France didn’t have the most explosive start to the tournament, scraping wins against Australia and Peru and registering a 0-0 draw with Denmark in their final group game. However, France burst into life with a dynamic and creative performance in their Last 16 tie with Argentina, seeing them come out top in a 4-3 thriller. Finally, they earned their way into the semis with a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in a (very scrappy) quarter-final.

Finally, they edged past European neighbours Belgium with a 1-0 victory in the semis, thanks to a second-half header from defender Samuel Umtiti.

Croatia

Croatia were always dubbed ‘the ones to watch’. Their liquid football during the group stage was a lesson in how the sport should be played. The Croats barely broke a sweat against Nigeria and Iceland, while their 3-0 dismantling of Argentina was so brutal it probably shouldn't have aired before the 9pm watershed.

Their form hasn’t transferred to the knockout stages, however. A tepid performance against Denmark required penalties to get them through, with Croatia also requiring a shootout against Russia to see them through the quarters.

However, the side still found it in them to force a 2-1 victory over England at the semi-final stage.

Has France ever won a World Cup before?

Once, 20 years ago. The country won the tournament – which they also hosted – by beating Brazil in 3-0 in the final. It was a match memorable for two goals from Zinedine Zidane and the appearance of Ronaldo (not that one), who suffered convulsive fit before the game.

France haven’t won a World Cup since, but the squad did appear in the 2006 final, where they lost to Italy on penalties.

Has Croatia ever won a World Cup before?

No. Before 2018, the side has never played in a major final. Croatia’s previous best World Cup came in 1998, where they were knocked out in the semi-finals by – you guessed it – France.

What happened in 2014?

Lionel Messi's hopes of carrying his team to a third World Cup triumph were dashed by Germany and Mario Gotze, who put a beautiful controlled volley beyond Sergio Romero in the second half of extra time. It was the only goal in a tightly contested game – but the Germans were worthy winners.

France play Croatia on Sunday, July 15, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow in the World Cup final. Here’s all the info you need to watch.

France and Croatia lock horns on Sunday in Moscow with the World Cup on the line. France, champions in 1998, meet Croatia, for the first time in a major tournament final, at Luzhniki Stadium.

Both teams enter the match under very different circumstances.

Croatia have played in three straight extra-time games (two went to penalties), the equivalent of one more game compared to France. Croatia defeated Denmark and Russia in the round of 15 and quarterfinals, respectively, both via penalty shootouts. They defeated England 2-1 this past Wednesday in extra time.

The Croatians also have one fewer day of rest heading into the 21st World Cup championship. Croatia, making their first appearance in a World Cup final, are the 13th national team to reach the title game.

France have dominated opponents in the knockout stage, winning all three of their games in regulation: Argentina in the round of 16, Uruguay in the quarterfinals and Belgium this past Tuesday in the semis.

France-Croatia is also a rematch of the 1998 World Cup semifinal won by Les Bleus at home.

The World Cup final between France and Croatia will be broadcast live on Fox. Live streaming is available on Fox Sports Go, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscription, either online or through their app.

Date: Sunday, July 15
Start Time: 11 a.m. ET
Location: Moscow, Russia
Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium
TV info: Fox
Live Stream: Fox Sports Go | Watch live on Fubo.TV. Sign up for a free seven-day trial here.

Can France add a second World Cup to their trophy case or will Croatia finish this tournament off by winning it for the first time?

France vs Croatia final LIVE Streaming Online, FIFA World Cup 2018 final LIVE: France and Croatia will go against each other at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow and the winner will take it all.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 final LIVE: Croatia will take on France in the FIFA world cup 2018 final at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow. (Twitter)

France vs Croatia final LIVE Streaming Online, FIFA World Cup 2018 final LIVE: France and Croatia will go against each other at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow and the winner will take it all. France are the one-time champion while Croatia are playing their first ever final. Both the teams are playing an unchanged side. Croatia and France have met five times on different platforms. History of the clashes support France. Out of the five matches, three have been won by France and two were drawn.

Croatia has to come physically strong to play against France and win their first world cup. Nine goals have been scored by France in five meetings while only three goals were conceded by Croatia.

When will France vs Croatia, FIFA World Cup 2018 final match be held?

France vs Croatia, FIFA World Cup 2018 match will be held on July 15th, 2018

Where will France vs Croatia, FIFA World Cup 2018 final match be held?

France vs Croatia, FIFA world cup 2018 final will be held at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.

What time will France vs Croatia, FIFA World Cup 2018 final match start?

France vs Croatia, FIFA World Cup 2018 final game will start at 08.30 pm IST.

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Here are the squads

CROATIA

Goalkeepers: Danijel Subasic (Monaco/FRA), Lovre Kalinic (Gent/BEL), Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo Zagreb)

Defenders: Vedran Corluka (Lokomotiv Moscow/RUS), Domagoj Vida (Besiktas/TUR), Ivan Strinic (Sampdoria/ITA), Dejan Lovren (Liverpool/ENG), Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Josip Pivaric (Dynamo Kiev/UKR), Tin Jedvaj (Bayer Leverkusen/GER), Duje Caleta-Car (Red Bull Salzburg/AUT)

Midfielders: Luka Modric (Real Madrid/ESP), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona/ESP), Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid/ESP), Milan Badelj (Fiorentina/ITA), Marcelo Brozovic (Inter Milan /ITA), Filip Bradaric (Rijeka)

Forwards: Mario Mandzukic (Juventus/ITA), Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan/ITA), Nikola Kalinic (AC Milan/ITA), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim/GER), Marko Pjaca (Schalke/GER), Ante Rebic (Eintracht/GER)

FRANCE

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain)

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City/ENG), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart/GER), Adil Rami (Marseille), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona/ESP), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/ESP)

Midfielders: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea/ENG), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus/ITA), Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla/ESP), Paul Pogba (Manchester United/ENG), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich/GER)

Forwards: Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona/ESP), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea/ENG), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)

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