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SOCCER: Previo de la Final de la Copa Mundial FIFA 2018: Francia vs Croacia infographic

Francia vs Croacia

07/12/2018
Graphic News

July 15, 2018 -- Francia y Croacia se enfrentan en la final de la Copa Mundial FIFA 2018 en el Estadio Luzhniki en Moscú, Rusia, buscando ganar el título de Campeón Mundial. Francia lleva una generación de estrellas ofensivas y de brillo individual a la gran final, mientras que Croacia, capitaneada por el mediocampista talismán Luka Modric, ha dejado profunda impresión durante todo lo que va del torneo.

France started slowly in the group stage with narrow victories over Australia and Peru, before drawing with Denmark. The 1998 champions sparked into life against Lionel Messi’s Argentina, notable for a captivating performance by PSG’s €180m teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, one of the youngest players in the tournament. Les Bleus then dispatched Uruguay in clinical fashion in the quarter-finals, and saw off Belgium in the final four to reach their third World Cup final.

Croatia, boasting the talents of Modric, Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Ratikic, breezed through the group stages, which included a spirited victory over Argentina. Despite faltering in the knock-out stages, with matches against Denmark and Russia going to intense penalty shoot-outs and extra-time needed to secure a semi-final victory over England, their resilience and ability to perform under pressure has seen them reach a first final as an independent nation in any major tournament.


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