As the FIFA World Cup draws to a close, the exciting final match between France and Croatia will be played at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow with the capacity of 80,000. Leaving behind the latest trend in fashion for men and new male fashion trends, we present you 5 key stats about the two finalists of the FIFA World Cup.
1. Croatia’s first final :
While for France it is the third time, Croatia has entered the finals for the first time after gaining independence from Yugoslavia. Croatia had also reached the semi-finals in the year, 1998 in which France team lifted the World Cup on its home soil. In this match, Croatian team had lost the match to the eventual winners France by 2-1.
2.Always needed extra :
During the FIFA 2018 matches, Croatia always needed extra time for victories whether it was crucial match with Denmark in the Knockout stages, with Russia in the group of 8 or with England in the semi-finals.
3.Toppers France :
France were the clear favorites in the match as they not only topped in their group by winning over “the popular teams” including Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium but also needed just 90 minutes to do so. Les Bleus had 1.85-1 odds while Croatia had just 4.50-1 for the win.
4. Midfielders day :
The final match depended a lot on the midfielders of both the sides. Croatia’s Luka Modric forwards Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Perisic were the top scorers during the tournament with an overall Croatian average of two goals per game. France’s trio Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe were expected to lead their team to victory.
5. Expect the unexpected :
Although France has a better track record you can expect the unexpected to happen. Two sides have already met each other five times, with two draws and France winning the rest three. We support France team for their impending victory, that will come after 20 years.