vs https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/match/300331552/#match-liveblog Well after a month of some pretty great football, there are only two countries standing. This marks France's third appearance in the final, the last being 2006 when they lost to Italy and Zidane finished his career with that infamous head butt. France were also finalists in the 2016 Euros, where they lost to an unfavoured Portugal side missing Cristiano Ronaldo. They have gotten stronger and stronger as the tournament has gone on and will be looking to avoid another finals disappointment to become world champions for the second time, twenty years after the first (wow that makes me feel old). Croatia meanwhile make the final for the first time, becoming the 13th nation to do so. After finishing third at France '98, they haven't made it past the group stage at a world cup until now. This team has gone the full 120+ minutes in each of their knock-out round games, fighting back from 0-1 down each time. Will they be able battle through one more round to make history here?