France vs Croatia, FIFA World Cup 2018 highlights: This World Cup has been one in which making predictions had been turned into a futile exercise and so it is only fitting that it ended with a six-goal thriller. At the Luzhniki stadium on Sunday, we saw the first ever own goal to be scored in a final, the first ever VAR penalty, a goalkeeping blooper and three absolute beauties from Perisic, Pogba and Mbappe to square it all off. Mbappe was also the first teenager to score in the World Cup final since a certain Brazilian called Pele did so a long time back. Didier Deschamps lifted the World Cup trophy as captain of France in 1998, he did so again as as manager of his natonal team.
France vs Croatia Live Score Streaming, FIFA World Cup 2018 Final Live Streaming: Zlatko Dalic’s coaching career has mirrored his team’s campaign at the World Cup – a long, hard road to recognition and respect on the back of the hard currency of results. The 51-year-old was mentored by Miroslav Blazevic, the architect of the young nation’s journey to the 1998 World Cup semi-finals, but made the decision in 2010 that moving to the Gulf was the only way to prove his worth as a coach. Seven years on, he took over a Croatia squad in disarray and slowly rebuilt the unity that has allowed them to get the best out of their individual talent and reach Sunday’s final against France. “I have always been an optimist throughout my time in the dugout,” Dalic said through a translator on Thursday. “I look for positives in everything. We have had many problems, if I had created more problems, we would not be in the final. “The culture of our national team was in tatters, with players boycotting the shirt. Now we are in the final and people are celebrating on the streets. If I played a small part in that, then I am very happy.”
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