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World Cup Finals : Everything you need to know!

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What is it?
Your 2018 World Cup final between the international football teams France and Croatia.

What date is the World Cup 2018 final?
Today – Sunday, July 15, 2018.

What time does is kick-off?
The final will kick off at 4pm BST. That’s 6pm local time if you’re in Russia.

Where will the final take place?
The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow will host the finale to the 2018 World Cup. Russia’s sporting Mecca has previously hosted the 1980 Olympics, 1999 Uefa Cup Final and 2008 Champions League Final.

Which teams will feature?
France were the first to reach the tournament finale after overcoming Belgium in Tuesday’s semi-final. Samuel Umtiti’s goal settled the tie, but Kylian Mbappe again starred on the biggest stage to guide Les Bleus to Moscow.

Meanwhile, Croatia came from behind to beat England in extra time and reach their first-ever World Cup final. For England and Belgium, it’s Saturday’s third-place place-off.

How to watch
When: Sunday at 11 a.m. ET
Where: Luzhniki Stadium
TV: Fox and Telemundo

What is the World Cup final ball?
Adidas introduced a different version of its World Cup Telstar ball for the knockout rounds, but we are yet to find out whether there will be a special edition for today’s final.

The view in Croatia: ‘Dream, dream, dream’

The view in France: ‘Healing the scar of 2016’

Who are the previous World Cup winners?
There have been 20 finals, with Brazil the most successful country with five titles.

1930 – Uruguay
1934 – Italy
1938 – Italy
1950 – Uruguay
1954 – West Germany
1958 – Brazil
1962 – Brazil
1966 – England
1970 – Brazil
1974 – West Germany
1978 – Argentina
1982 – Italy
1986 – Argentina
1990 – West Germany
1994 – Brazil
1998 – France
2002 – Brazil
2006 – Italy
2010 – Spain
2014 – Germany

Prediction
France ends Croatia’s dream with a thoroughly impressive attacking performance as the country wins its second World Cup title. France 2, Croatia 1. This will be closer than people think as Croatia will have nothing but solid belief considering their route to the final, whereas France will have the doubts in the back of their mind from what happened at Euro 2016.

Odds
France: 9/10

Croatia: 4/1

Draw (after 90 minutes): 9/4

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