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Luka Modric picked up the player of the tournament award

Luka Modric picked up the player of the tournament award

"I never comment on referees, but let me say one thing: in a World Cup final you don't give such a penalty, but it in no way diminished France's win".

Croatia, beaten by the French in the semi-finals in their first World Cup appearance in 1998, continued to press but their energy was sapped and France safely held out for the victory.

France will be hoping their captain in the Final that followed that semi-final victory just over 20 years ago is their good luck charm at the Luzhniki Stadium.

Croatia then went on to play in three consecutive extra time games, coming out victorious with penalty kicks against Denmark and Russian Federation before toppling England in 120 minutes in the semi-finals.

Should any of them fail to surpass Kane, the Tottenham man would become only the second ever England player to win the prize, after Gary Lineker also hit six at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

After wearing their black and navy blue alternate kit for five matches in a row at the 2018 World Cup, Croatia will go back to their classic red & white checkers for the final. This time, they have four full days to recover, one more than Croatia.

"We wanted to win the World Cup so much but that's football", he said.

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It's an opportunity that France's Antoine Griezmann made the most of, scoring a goal and bringing the score up to 2-1 at the half.

Sunday 15 July has been reached and after the fun of the group stage and the tension of the knockout rounds we're down to the final two teams of the 2018 World Cup.

The past two World Cup finals were 0-0 after 90 minutes, and both were settled by a single goal in the second half of extra time.

Croatia had to, for the fourth game running, come from behind after Mario Mandzukic scored an own goal to put France ahead. However, Croatias leading marksman was not kept out for long, as he latched onto Perisics flick to fire home what proved to be the victor as Croatia booked their first ever spot in a World Cup final.

Four goals to boot, there seemed to be no way back for the Eastern Europeans until Mandzukic's pressure on Lloris forced him to reduce the deficit slightly.

Croatia's talismanic skipper Luka Modric received the Golden Ball for the player of the tournament, while Mbappe got the Silver Ball for the young player of the tournament. That same year, Croatia came out in third place. He added that "if France can outlast the Croatians, it will mean a second championship and the first since 1998".

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A second man has handed himself in to police in connection with damage to a taxi during World Cup celebrations. The iconic Black Prince statue in City Square is now holding an England flag and its very own football.

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