The CRO vs FRA match preview –
A month of footballing bonanza, 32 teams and 64 games is what the FIFA World Cup brings whenever it comes in its four years intervals. This tournament in Russia has been arguably the best. Surprises, performances, and absolute drama is what this World Cup will be remembered for.
Most of the heavyweights bowed out earlier than expected, and the rest had to fight hard to get where they are. It has been a competition which saw every single player on the pitch give everything they had. It was an honour to witness these games and a humbling experience to cover them.
But, the winner of this beautiful tournament is yet to be decided, and that title will go to either France or Croatia.
France, who won the title back in 1998 when the country hosted, have been the team that has improved the most since the first game. From looking lacklustre in the first game against Australia to reaching the final of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, the team is now functioning at its full potential.
Their coach Didier Deschamps was the captain when Les Bleus won their only World Cup, and he is the mastermind behind this success as well. He knows how to win a competition, and won’t be letting this opportunity go by.
Meanwhile, Croatia have written the story of a true underdog. Nobody thought that this country was capable of getting into the Final of this tournament, but they have made every single critic silent by their scintillating performances.
Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Ivan Perisic, Dejan Lovren and Mario Mandzukic form the spine of this team, and all these players practice their crafts in top tier teams in the club level. To be surprised by the success of Croatia doesn’t surprise many football fans if their team is seen on paper, but to see them on the cusp of winning a first international competition is an endearing thought.
Croatia had suffered a lot due to war when the partition of Yugoslavia took place. This nation is still recovering from those events, and a win of such magnitude will come as a reprieve.
Regardless of who wins this tournament, fans such as us here on this portal, want a competitive final, where the deserving team wins. That has been the nature of the entire competition till now, and it would be a shame if the same didn’t take place on July 15th.
CRO vs FRA Dream11 Team match preview is listed here. CRO vs FRA Dream11 Predictions are listed here in this match, CRO vs FRA Dream11 Playing 11 is listed here. France vs Croatia, team news, playing XI and match preview are listed here.
CRO vs FRA Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:
When and where?
This match is to be played at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia. The ground has a capacity of 64,287 and it is going to be a day with scattered thunderstorms in Moscow with 50% chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Croatia vs France live?
The clash will take place at 8:30 PM (IST) on July 15th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV and Sony Ten 2.
CRO vs FRA recent form (Last six matches)
Croatia – W D D W W W
Croatia lost for the first time in 25 games in their previous game. They have been in good form throughout the tournament and big things are expected from them in this matchup as well.
France– W W W D W W
France have been decent in this tournament. The team has performed far beyond the expectations of anyone and will want to finish this campaign on a high.
CRO vs FRA Head to head
Croatia Won – 0
France Won – 3
Not Decided – 2
Croatia and France have played each other 5 times before. The last encounter took place in 2011 where both teams settled for a draw.
CRO vs FRA Team News:
- Croatia captain Luka Modric has shown in this tournament why he is arguably the best midfielder in the game.
- Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Perisic are now scoring crucial goals for the team.
- Danijel Subasic will be the goalkeeper for Croatia.
- France captain Hugo Lloris has been at his best in the last two games.
- Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe will be playing up front.
- Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante will marshal the midfield.
CRO vs FRA Probable Playing 11:
France (4-2-3-1) –
Lloris, Parvard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez, Pogba, Kante, Mbappe, Griezmann, Matuidi, Olivier Giroud
Subasic, Vrsaljko, Lovren, Vida, Strinic, Brozovic, Rebic, Modric, Rakitic, Perisic, Mandzukic
Players to look out for-
- Antoine Griezmann
The Atletico Madrid man is the most important attacking option for the team, and he needs to be in the best form of his life to win the cup for his side.
- Luka Modric
Whatever can be said about Modric in the positive sense, it would not be enough to encapsulate the greatness he possesses. Probably the best player of the tournament.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Croatia vs France –
This is the Final of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. Odds go out of the window as well. We see France winning this game.
CRO vs FRA Odds Makers Predictions:
CRO vs FRA Dream 11 Team Predictions-
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