FIFA World Cup 2018 Final. The 21st FIFA World Cup had begun with 32 teams and now there are only two teams in front of the world who will present their claim for the FIFA World Cup 2018 title. France, who has won the FIFA World Cup once in the final on July 15, will face Croatia who has reached for the first time in the FIFA World Cup final.
France was considered one of the strongest contenders to win the title before the FIFA World Cup. But hardly anyone expected that Croatia would come so close to winning the title but this team showed its strength and shocked the whole world.
France eyeing on the second FIFA World Cup title
In the first semi-final of the FIFA World Cup 2018 played at St. Petersburg, due to Samuel Umtiti’s goal, former champion France defeated Belgium 1-0 and entered the final. France is playing as the second youngest team in the FIFA World Cup 2018.
This team has made it to the final on the basis of 19-year-old young star Mbappe, experienced Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez.
Earlier, France had managed to make it to the final in 2006, where it lost the final to Italy. In the FIFA World Cup 1998 final, France defeated Brazil to win the title.
This time France has made a place in the final after 12 years and this team is eying for the second time to win the title.
Croatia to win World Cup title for the first time
In the second semi-final match, England was being named as the contender of victory. But Croatia surprised everyone by conquering England and creating history. Croatia’s Ivan Perisic and Mandzukic scored a goal against England and lead their team to reach the finals.
In 1998, Croatia had reached the semifinals, playing their first FIFA World Cup as an independent nation. In the tournament they had to face defeat against France. Croatia had surprised everyone after making a place in the last four in this FIFA World Cup.
Croatia, was not considered to be a strong contender for the FIFA World Cup title but this team proved all the football statics wrong by their performance.