Lineups, News, Stats – France vs Croatia Lineups, News, Stats – France vs Croatia. Read full match preview of the Russia World Cup 2018. Team News, Stats, Head to Head, Prediction. Posted by:Junaid Effendi Posted date: Saturday, July 14, 2018 /comment : 1 World Cup 2018 final is finally here between France and Croatia this weekend at Luzhniki Stadium. Read full match preview below. Kick-off: 16:00 BST Date: Sunday 15, July 2018 Venue: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow Team News: France Didier Deschamps is likely to start with the same lineup that beat the Belgian side earlier this week. Djibril Sidibe and Blaise Matuidi are both doubtful through injury, however the latter is expected to be fine. Also, Benjamin Pavard is fit to start at the full-back role. Olivier Giroud is likely to keep his place at the striking role despite his awful performance in the semifinal. Croatia Croatia boss Zlatko Dalić is also expected to name the same lineup as of last game against England. Mario Mandzukic picked up a minor knock in semifinal but is expected to recover ahead of the final game. Same goes with Ivan Strinic who also suffered a minor injury last time but should be fine for a start at his full-back spot. Possible Lineups: Stats: France and Croatia are meeting for the first time in World Cup after 1998. France have lost only 1 of their last 8 games in World Cup. Croatia have not won any of their last 3 games under 90 minutes in World Cup. France are unbeaten against Croatia in their last 4 games. Prediction: France 1 - 2 Croatia, Croatia to win in extra time. Share !