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Russia head coach Cherchesov and ice hockey star Ovechkin expected to attend World Cup final

Russia head coach Cherchesov and ice hockey star Ovechkin expected to attend World Cup final

Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov and the NHL's Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin have been invited to attend the 2018 World Cup final, the FIFA press service said on Sunday. 16 Jul 2018
Ex-Russian Football Union President Says France Favorites to Win 2018 World Cup

Ex-Russian Football Union President Says France Favorites to Win 2018 World Cup

MOSCOW, July 15 (Sputnik) - Former Russian Football Union President Vyacheslav Koloskov told Sputnik on Sunday that France might have an advantage over Croatia in the World Cup final due to having played less football and an extra day of rest. 15 Jul 2018
Perisic trains individually ahead of World Cup final

Perisic trains individually ahead of World Cup final

Croatia midfielder Ivan Perisic trained individually on Saturday ahead of his team's 2018 World Cup final against France. 15 Jul 2018
Deschamps says team are 'not euphoric' about reaching World Cup final

Deschamps says team are 'not euphoric' about reaching World Cup final

France head coach Didier Deschamps said on Saturday that his side were not "euphoric" at reaching the 2018 World Cup final. 15 Jul 2018
Croatia Coach Dalic Not Worried About Team's Physical Condition Ahead of World Cup Final

Croatia Coach Dalic Not Worried About Team's Physical Condition Ahead of World Cup Final

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic says he's not worried about his team's physical condition ahead of their 2018 FIFA World Cup final against France. 14 Jul 2018
No Pressure on Croatia Players Ahead of World Cup Final - Head Coach

No Pressure on Croatia Players Ahead of World Cup Final - Head Coach

MOSCOW, July 14 (Sputnik) - Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalic said on Saturday that his team feels no pressure ahead of their World Cup final against France. 14 Jul 2018
Croatia Head Coach Deserves All Credit for Country's Success at 2018 World Cup - Modric

Croatia Head Coach Deserves All Credit for Country's Success at 2018 World Cup - Modric

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric says coach Zlatko Dalic, who was appointed at the difficult time for the team, must be given the merit he deserves for getting the country into the 2018 World Cup final. 14 Jul 2018
France & Croatia promise legends of 1998 won't play in 2018 World Cup final

France & Croatia promise legends of 1998 won't play in 2018 World Cup final

While French and Croatian nerves are peaking all around the world the team’s Twitter admins are still capable of some quality banter. 14 Jul 2018
Midfielder Rakitic Says All 4.5Mln Croatians to 'Step Out on Pitch’ in World Cup Final

Midfielder Rakitic Says All 4.5Mln Croatians to 'Step Out on Pitch’ in World Cup Final

MOSCOW, July 13 (Sputnik) - Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic said on Friday that his team would have “plenty of energy” in the World Cup final against France at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday and “all the 4.5 million Croatians will step out on the pitch” with them. 14 Jul 2018
Ex-France Midfielder Ba Hopes France Beat Croatia in Final to Lift Second World Cup Trophy

Ex-France Midfielder Ba Hopes France Beat Croatia in Final to Lift Second World Cup Trophy

MOSCOW, July 13 (Sputnik) - Former France midfielder Ibrahim Ba said on Friday that he hoped his country would beat Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday to lift FIFA World Cup trophy for a second time. 14 Jul 2018
France Wary of Croatia 'Hardened' by Extra-Time Wins at World Cup - Midfielder Matuidi

France Wary of Croatia 'Hardened' by Extra-Time Wins at World Cup - Midfielder Matuidi

France midfielder Blaise Matuidi says his side is gearing up for the World Cup final against a Croatia squad that had been "hardened" by their three straight extra-time victories at the tournament. 13 Jul 2018
FIFA President Infantino Invites Rescued Thai Boys to Best Football Awards in London

FIFA President Infantino Invites Rescued Thai Boys to Best Football Awards in London

MOSCOW, July 13 (Sputnik) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino invited on Friday the 12 Thai boys, who were rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, to attend the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, which will be held in London on September 24. 13 Jul 2018
Croatia's Advancement to World Cup Final 'Great Achievement' - Head Coach Dalic

Croatia's Advancement to World Cup Final 'Great Achievement' - Head Coach Dalic

MOSCOW, July 12 (Sputnik) - Head coach Zlatko Dalic said on Thursday that Croatia's advancement to the 2018 FIFA World Cup final was a "great achievement" for his country. 13 Jul 2018
Croatia's Entire 1998 FIFA World Cup Squad Invited to World Cup Final in Moscow - CFF

Croatia's Entire 1998 FIFA World Cup Squad Invited to World Cup Final in Moscow - CFF

MOSCOW, July 12 (Sputnik) - The Croatian Football Federation (CFF) has invited the entire Croatia squad and coaching staff, who claimed the third place at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, to this year's World Cup final between Croatia and France, the CFF said via its official website on Thursday. 13 Jul 2018
Lovren demands to be recognised as "one of the best defenders in the world"

Lovren demands to be recognised as "one of the best defenders in the world"

Dejan Lovren reckons he should be recognised as one of the best defenders in the world after Croatia's 2-1 win over England in the World Cup semi-finals. 12 Jul 2018
Van Basten anticipating a 'very interesting' final

Van Basten anticipating a 'very interesting' final

Former Netherlands forward Marco van Basten, who is now a member of FIFA's Technical Study Group, thinks the World Cup final will be “very interesting.” 12 Jul 2018