France to take on Croatia in final of FIFA world cup on July 15 (VIDEO)
New Delhi: France will take on Croatia in the Final of the FIFA World Cup in Moscow on Sunday.
The Croats set up the title clash with the French last night, when they came back from a goal down to beat England, 2-1 in extra-time, in a pulsating semi-final.
In the first semi-final, France had defeated Belgium, 1-0. The third-place play-off between England and Belgium will be played at Saint Petersburg on Saturday, a day before the Final.
3rd European final in past 4 World Cups
This is the third all-European final in the past four World Cups, and Croatia—a debutant at this stage—is the 13th nation to reach a World Cup final.
For France, it’s a third final but a first since 2006. Meanwhile, Croatia have reached the first World Cup final in their history, bettering a loss to the hosts in the last four at France ’98.
Croatia beat England, erupts in celebration (VIDEOs)
England were 22 minutes from the World Cup final until their faltering game plan was finally punished by Croatia.
Croatia displayed resolve, perseverance and quality to overcome England. Soon after, the nation broke into celebratory mode.
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) July 11, 2018
The scene in Zagreb as Croatia’s fans celebrate reaching the #WorldCup final.
— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) July 11, 2018
— Vaishali Bhardwaj (@VaiBhardwaj) July 11, 2018