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World Cup 2018 Final: France vs Croatia

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Jordinho, 11 Jul 2018.

  1. Jordinho

    Jordinho Clive Allen Staff Member

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    France 2-1 Australia
    France 1-0 Peru
    Denmark 0-0 France
    France 4-3 Argentina
    Uruguay 0-2 France
    France 1-0 Belgium

    Croatia 2-0 Nigeria
    Argentina 0-3 Croatia
    Iceland 1-2 Croatia
    Croatia 1-1 (3-2 on pens) Denmark
    Russia 2-2 (3-4 on pens) Croatia
    Croatia 2-1 England

    This is France's to lose for me. The Croatian players are running on empty.
     
  2. ShipOfTheseus

    ShipOfTheseus Pascal Chimbonda

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    Thought that about tonight as well though.
     
  3. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Steve Carr

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    Want to see our captain lift the World Cup, allez les Bleus!
     
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  4. DeleHarry

    DeleHarry Jose Dominguez

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    Hope so much he does

    But I'm not confident about it at all
     
  5. parklane1

    parklane1 Nayim

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    I would not rule Croatia out at all.
     
  6. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Steffen Freund

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    I would

    Their brick and France won’t name those mistake
     
  7. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Mitchell Thomas

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    Much as I would like Lloris to enjoy a World Cup victory, I can’t envisage any scenario in which I would want France to win.
     
  8. indospurs

    indospurs Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    Allez Les Bleus ! You can do it Hugo
     
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  9. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Pedro Mendes

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    France will win comfortably. Might be a repeat of their scoreline from the 1998 Final.
     
  10. Legohamster

    Legohamster Jermaine Jenas

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    Another one for Team France here.
     
  11. billyiddo

    billyiddo Barry Daines Staff Member

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    Had France down as winners before the tournament started and i expect that'll be what happens, would be happy to see Croatia cause an upset though
     
  12. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Croatia really didnt impress me last night. My disappointment was not in losing, but in losing a game where the opposition werent obviously better.

    They are a decent team, have some wonderful players, but Ive watched them against England, Russia and Denmark and thought they were entirely beatable in each. They seemed to labour to the wins. And they seem to be effected by the occasion.

    Ill be another fully expecting a France win.

    That said, we do love an underdog dont we? And it would be wonderful to see Croatia win.
     
  13. Gilzeantoscore

    Gilzeantoscore Clint Dempsey

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    Do not care.
     
  14. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    Hope France win for Lloris's sake. Other than that I don't care.

    France have beaten Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium and will have to beat Croatia in the final so fair play to them if they win it. Them and Belgium are probably the two best teams in international football at the moment.
     
  15. Spurs7891

    Spurs7891 Gerry Armstrong

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    So, this will be the Final of the World Cup 2018. Feel a bid sad that this memorable World Cup will be over after this match. It seems like this World Cup went too fast. Wish it can continue longer. Maybe if there are 48 teams as they are planning for the 2026 World Cup, it will be even more enjoyable !

    France will be clear favourites against Croatia in this Final due to having more quality players. But the meteorology of France will come into question in this match. After all, France lost to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final in France. France got over confident and complacent against Portugal. France simply have to win this Final or they will be known as one of the biggest bottlers in history for failing to win 2 Finals in a row. Let's see if France will have the right meteorology against Croatia to win the World Cup this time.

    Unlike France, Croatia will be in their first ever Final. Not sure how Croatia will play in this match. Croatia may be a relatively small and new nation but they do the have football tradition of Yugoslavia. Remember Yugoslavia used to be called "the Brazil of Europe" due to their quality football but they never fulfilled their true potential. Let's see which Croatia will turn up against France.

    I think the best ever World Cup final was when Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 in 1986. Since then, almost all the finals have failed to live up to the occasion. In fact, except for the 1998 and 2002 versions, the rest of the Finals have either finished in a boring 1-0 win or decided by penalty kicks. Let's hope this final between France and Croatia will be more exciting and have more goals scored compared to the previous finals.
     
  16. johnola

    johnola Goran Bunjevcevic

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    Good luck today Hugo.
     
  17. galeforce

    galeforce Garth Crooks

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    I’ve loved this World Cup but I’m not as excited by the final as I normally am, I’m still down about how close England were.
     
  18. metalgear

    metalgear Steffen Iversen

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    rooting for a croatia win but its a contest of fresh legs - so france is it, very like mbappe's. just hoping croatia will put up a fight!
     
  19. Daisuk

    Daisuk Pat van den Hauwe

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    I would normally want a team like Croatia to win this today, but would love for Hugo to win it! Vive la Hugo! :D
     
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  20. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Mitchell Thomas

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    Would be happy for Hugo if France win. But actually wanting France to win feels like a step too far.
     
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