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Deschamps, who was captain of the side that won the 1998 World Cup in France, also said the side were keeping their feet on the floor.

France will face Croatia Sunday at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final. They are the first and only team in World Cup history to avoid defeat after trailing in three knockout matches in a single edition.

Griezmann, who has been celebrating goals with the dance from the video game since May, gave the celebration an airing on the biggest stage in France's World Cup final against Croatia.

Deschamps' team is loaded with talent for the final - his squad boasts some of the top players in the world and is well-represented throughout Europe's top leagues - but they still aren't the continent's best when it comes to reaching major tournament finals, trailing both Germany, with 14, and Italy, with nine.

Samuel Umtiti's header was enough for France to storm into the World Cup final.

Coaches Deschamps and Zlatko Dalic fielded unchanged line-ups as the final started after a short closing ceremony featuring U.S. star Will Smith among others.

France and Croatia both avoided any surprises as they named unchanged line-ups for the World Cup final on Sunday, setting up a heavyweight midfield clash between N'Golo Kante and Paul Pogba on the French side and Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic for Croatia. And yes, that includes France's first and only in 1998.

"I hope we will overcome those today and that all my players will be ready to play in the final".

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This year F1 ace Lewis Hamilton , golfer Tiger Woods and Dame Anna Wintour offered their support from behind her team. Saturday's outing to Wimbledon is the royal pair's first official engagement together without their husbands.

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Defensive stability has been the standout feature of this Les Bleus side under Didier Deschamps.

We'll be counting down to kick-off ( 4pm United Kingdom / 6pm local time / 1am Australia) on this liveblog, bringing you all the choice cuts from The Guardian's World Cup coverage and keeping you abreast of any breaking news.

They needed penalties to beat Denmark and hosts Russian Federation before edging out England 2-1 with an extra-time victor from Mario Mandzukic. Striker Mario Mandzukic is also an awkward forward to defend against and could cause problems with his aerial prowess while Ivan Perisic was a threat throughout as Croatia saw off England.

The World Cup 2018 has been full of drama, not to mention unbelievable soccer, including two intense one-goal games in the semifinals. Three times they fell behind on their run to Moscow; three times they fought back.

Dalic said on Saturday that he trusted his players he tell him if they were not fully fit.

USA women's national team legend Mia Hamm knows a thing or two about playing in the World Cup final.

"The Croats had a very hard match and they were behind".

Ivan Perisic, who scored and set up Mario Mandzukic's victor in a 2-1 semifinal win over England, was among five Croatian players to miss training on Friday.


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