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Final: France vs Croatia, 4pm BST

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I would like to see Croatia pull this off, as I don't think they'll ever have a better chance to win a major trophy. This is probably the last hurrah for Modric and this golden generation.

Realistically, I don't give them much of a chance. France are fitter, more well-rounded, and they've looked increasingly like world champions as the tournament has gone on.

My prediction is a 2-0 win for Les Bleus. I have a feeling that Griezmann and Varane will score.

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I would like to see Croatia win because generally in sport I like to see first time winners and I feel this is a lot of the players in Croatia's team last chance to grab that glory

I think Croatia having to play every knockout game with either extra time or penalties is going to be the factor here.  France to win 2-1, Mbappe to score one of them and BBC/ITV exploding and pretending that nobody knew who he was before the tournament

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Heart says Croatia, head says France.

Watching with Kronenburg and brie and a Camembert, couldn’t find anything Croatian in the shop.

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Still no idea why the BBC studio team feel they need to wear suits for the final but not for the rest of it. Same every tournament :D 

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Just now, Rob1981 said:

Still no idea why the BBC studio team feel they need to wear suits for the final but not for the rest of it. Same every tournament :D 

At least they treat it like a Final.

ITV's football team, on the other hand, will happily suit up for England internationals outside of major tournaments, but not for the World Cup Final itself.

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I'd be supporting Croatia anyway, the fact I have £140 riding on them means moreso.

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Croatia on penalties. But tbh I don't really mind who wins, both teams have their merits. Just hope it's a decent game and not too cagey. 

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Way too many bottlers in both teams, expecting a red card. :D

Will Griezmann finally deliver in a final?

Will Pogba actually do something great in a big game?

 

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3 minutes ago, GunmaN1905 said:

Way too many bottlers in both teams, expecting a red card. :D

Will Griezmann finally deliver in a final?

Will Pogba actually do something great in a big game?

 

Ref will forget his yellow and red card exists like most games this tournament.

Tbf to Griezmann, he scored twice in the Europa League Final this season.

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Forgot about that. :D

But Atletico was obviously a couple of levels above Marseille.

On the other hand, I still remember that bottlefest in CL final and him doing nothing two years ago against Portugal.

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I think (for anyone watching the BBC atm) that's the first time in this tournament I've heard the British media mention that Modric is reviled by a number of his countrymen for his part in the corruption scandal. Any casual viewers would assume he was hero worshipped.

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Things explained amazingly well.

Just a quick rundown for you guys unaware of the situation.

(it's a series of tweets)

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The BBC and ITV have mentioned that in passing before, if I recall, but it has also received significant coverage in The Guardian.

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Just now, GunmaN1905 said:

Is this the stuff people listen to these days? :kriss:

I'm 28, and even I think that sometimes. :lol:

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BBC not bothering to show the closing ceremony :cool:

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Mbappe's made it as a footballer then, BBC doing a feature where they ask old schoolteachers about him :cool:

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3 minutes ago, grff said:

BBC not bothering to show the closing ceremony :cool:

Haha so i made the right choice :thup:

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The closing ceremony was on the red button. I didn't press it. Instead, I enjoyed that France '98 Final flashback. You never forget your first.

Also, I've just read through that series of tweets GunmaN linked to. Stimac :lol:

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3-0 France. Early goal inside 20, then pick off Croatia late in 2nd half when in cruise control and they push for equaliser.

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6 minutes ago, CFuller said:

The closing ceremony was on the red button. I didn't press it. Instead, I enjoyed that France '98 Final flashback. You never forget your first.

Also, I've just read through that series of tweets GunmaN linked to. Stimac :lol:

The highlight for me was seeing a man being punched into the sea.

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Just now, Baptista_8 said:

Is that Only You by Ashanti playing?

They've played it before most games. :D

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1 minute ago, deltablue said:

Vida bidding to be the World Cup winner with the worst hair.

 

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2 minutes ago, deltablue said:

Vida bidding to be the World Cup winner with the worst hair.

And coolest given name.

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1 minute ago, deltablue said:

I stand corrected :D

At least Vida's hairstyle won't be as popular as Ronaldo's among the kids.

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Just now, GunmaN1905 said:

At least Vida's hairstyle won't be as popular as Ronaldo's among the kids.

I've seen a few girls with that hairstyle though... :D 

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Not sure what calendar the BBC are using for it to be 'just a few months on' from last October.

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33 minutes ago, GunmaN1905 said:

Things explained amazingly well.

Just a quick rundown for you guys unaware of the situation.

(it's a series of tweets)

Wow. 

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Rebic is going to have unlimited fouls today isn’t he?

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