World Cup Final Preview

The 2018 FIFA World Cup final is set. It will feature France and Croatia. France returns to the final for the first time since 2006 and Croatia is the first country in Eastern Europe to make it to a World Cup final.

France is more eager than ever to lift their second World title. France has come a long way in this tournament, silencing critics, proving doubters wrong, and playing well cohesively. Their concentration, team chemistry, and mentality are now unique and stronger than ever. Croatia is looking add one final accomplishment to their historic Cinderella run. Both teams are truly deserving of the title, but only can be officially be crowned the new champions of the world.

Keys to victory for France: Be focused and play very effectively, especially on defense and the midfield attack position. France must be motivated because it has played a huge role in their success in this tournament. France’s defense will have to do what they’ve done in the last two games and play very solid defense and keep the ball away from their goalkeeper. France will need to score goals and do their best to prevent Croatia from having any chances to score. Croatia’s very strong in the midfield position, and they’re perfectly capable of launching counterattacks. France’s top priority is to be focused and ready for anything. If France manages to score first they need to keep scoring because Croatia’s not a team that easily goes away.

Keys to victory for Croatia: Be ready for anything. France may be young but they’re experienced a very-well organized, especially on defense. France’s forward attack has threatened extensively in their past two games and although they didn’t score that way, France’s forward is not to be underestimated, so Croatia needs to be ready to play defense. Croatia’s offensive attack has to be effective and while France’s defense is very solid, Croatia is capable of finding openings and weaknesses and exploiting them. France’s defense and midfield will be all over Croatia’s scoring attempts. Croatia will be in for a challenge. Croatia’s mentality and chemistry are the reason for them making it to the final. They’ll need to keep it if they want to return home with their first title.

The final is this Sunday. This tournament has been quite the surprising one. While France was a strong favorite coming in, nobody truly expected them to make it to the final. For Croatia, nobody expected them to make it out of the Group stage. We’re down to two nations now. Both teams have come a long way to come to this moment.

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