We have the final game of the FIFA World Cup 2018. France will take on Croatia in the final game at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (Russia) on 18:00 (UTC/GMT+3 local time), 15th July. The first big game of the FIFA World Cup 2018, the clash between the two European giants will surely get the tournament heated up. While France will be hoping to continue their form that won them the Euro 2016, Croatia will look to revenge their group stage ouster in the FIFA World Cup 2014.
The individual fan bases of players on both sides are large enough to set the TRPs of this game touch record heights. It needs no mention of what the presence on the field of world’s best, Cristiano Ronaldo, means to all his fans. Even for the general football fans, the game would be nothing short of a treat to watch.
Missing this high octane clash between two of the best sides in the world will surely not what any fan would wish for. To make sure you prepare yourself well in time for the big game, we’ve got this guide prepared for you covering up everything from the time and date to the live stream channels.
Match: France Croatia
Date: 15th July 2018
Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow (Russia)
Competition: FIFA World Cup Finals
Kickoff time: 18:00 (UTC/GMT+3 local time)
France vs Croatia Live Stream online
Sony is the official and recommended streaming channel to watch France vs Croatia match. Official live stream channels are expected to be provided by beIN Sports, FOX Sports, Sony LIV, DirecTV, Canal+, and Opus Sport. Different footballing apps like the fuboTV and Sling TV will also be available with a live stream for all its users. We will keep you updated with all the live stream links on this very page. So, bookmark this link right away and enjoy the big game between France and Croatia on your choice of devices.
One of the biggest matches in the group stage is all set for the kick-off. Radio e Televisao de France, SIC, and Sport TV France are the official streaming channels in France. Mediaset España will live stream the event on Croatia.
Watch France vs Croatia Online
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There are a lot of options available to watch France Croatia match live online free from your home. Fox will cover complete coverage in the United States and soccer fans from other countries can watch the big game through a VPN or follow our HD links.
Free streaming links to watch the game will be available on Reddit and other social media. Also, you can use trial subscription of Fubo Tv or Sling to catch the action for one week.
Although a lot of websites will try and live stream the France Vs Croatia World Cup match, there are going to be only a select few channels which will be able to live-stream it without frequent breaks. It is obvious that each of the FIFA World Cup matches will attract tens or even hundreds of millions of viewers from all over the world. Such a large volume of traffic might be beyond the capability of some live-stream channels and that excess traffic would cause continuous disruptions and poor video quality. Therefore, you can rely on us to find the best live-stream links for each match and share here so that you can enjoy France Croatia match in HD quality.
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Even after the ouster of the USA in the qualifications, FOX Sports will go on with its extensive schedule for the FIFA World Cup 2018 across America. beIN Sports will broadcast the match for the fans across MENA countries with a preview and review show. DirecTV, BBC, ITV, Sky Sports will look after the rest of Europe and America. Opus Sports will be the official broadcaster for Australia, while Sony will look after the Asian Sub-Continent countries.
United Kingdom: BBC One
United States: FOX Network
France: RTP 1; SIC; Sport TV 1
India: Sony ESPN
Canada: TSN 4; TSN 5
The France and Croatia match up are scheduled for a 21:00 (UTC/GMT+3 local time) start at the Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg (Russia). While it will be a late night start for the fans across Asian countries, people in Europe will enjoy the game sometime in the afternoon. American fans will be able to watch the game from probably their breakfast table.
France will play a warm match against Tunisia on 28th June 2018.
Find the full schedule of Round of 16 matches here.
Big names will highlight the team sheets on both sides. While France will be relying on their senior players, Croatia will be having the responsibility shouldered by their young guns. Here is a briefer of how the lineups may look like.
Coach Fernando Santos will be having quite a tough task at hand when he will have to pick the playing 11. While Ricardo Quaresma, Nani, and Pepe will play the senior roles, players like Danilo, Semedo, and Renato Sanchez will also have a key role to play. All those players will however only be playing the second fiddle to the big man, Cristiano Ronaldo. Without a doubt, if he fires, Croatia will not stand a chance this Portuguese side.
France Team for World cup 2018
Alphonse Areola, Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda; Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Mendy, Benjamin Pavard, Adil Rami, Djibril Sidibe, Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane; N’Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi, Steven N’Zonzi, Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso, Ousmane Dembele, Nabil Fekir; Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar, Kylian Mbappe, Florian Thauvin.
It won’t be wrong to term Croatia undergoing a transition period. While they will boast of one of the strong test defense including Sergio Ramos and Goalkeeper David De Gea, they still lack firepower in front of the goal. All their goal scoring hopes will be pinned most likely on Álvaro Morata whose form this season has been far from being impressive. It will also be interesting to see the young trio of Isco, Asensio, and Ander Herrera.
Danijel Subasic, Lovre Kalinic, Dominik Livakovic; Vedran Corluka, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic, Dejan Lovren, Sime Vrsaljko, Josip Pivaric, Tin Jedvaj, Duje Caleta-Car; Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Mateo Kovacic, Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozovic, Filip Bradaric; Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Perisic, Nikola Kalinic, Andrej Kramaric, Marko Pjaca, Ante Rebic.
Final lineups will be updated soon after the official announcement.
Sofascore brings you live score updates of France Croatia match on 20th June 2018 (Friday). We will update the final result right after the game.
Who Will Win
Croatia might just fancy their chances more given their strong defense and midfield. However, France’s firepower makes it a wholly balanced affair. It is expected to be a game full of goals. So, our prediction goes out for a 2-2 draw.