World Cup final match opponents France and Croatia are "more or less equal," and the team who make a better use of the scoring moments will win, former Soviet Union coach Gadzhi Gadzhiyev told Sputnik on Sunday.
France, who are looking to lift their second World Cup trophy, will face Croatia in the final at Moscow's 78,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium later on Sunday at 18:00 local time.
"There will be few [scoring] moments, the team who manage to finish the attacks more efficiently should win. France and Croatia are more or less equal. Perhaps, France have a slight advantage due to their lineup... But we've seen several times that this advantage doesn't actually matter," Gadzhiyev said.
He added that both sides would have "drive."
"Both team will have drive in the final match, not only Croatia. But Croatia have played many games with extra time added before the final match, this factor may matter. Have they recovered or not? I think that... making use of the [scoring] moments will be decisive, as well as making less mistakes in the defense," Gadzhiyev said.