Croatia Vs France

Croatian president Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic win admirers at FIFA World Cup 2018 final

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has won many admirers for own performance at the World Cup final in Moscow, where she stood in driving rain at the closing ceremony, smiled and hugged every player from both teams.

Jul 17, 2018, 16:24 PM IST

France's Olivier Giroud savors FIFA World Cup glory despite criticism

France striker Olivier Giroud says criticism has always motivated him to do better and the 31-year-old is pleased to silence his detractors with his stellar work rate in his team’s World Cup triumph in Russia.

Jul 17, 2018, 12:20 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia takes to streets to toast football team's historic run

Hundreds of thousands of Croats in red and white chequered football shirts and scarves poured onto the streets of the capital Zagreb on Monday to welcome home the national team and celebrate their run to the World Cup final in Russia.

Jul 17, 2018, 11:57 AM IST

Croatia's road to FIFA World Cup 2018 final

Croatia’s road to Sunday’s World Cup final, where they will play France for a chance to lift the trophy for the first time:

Jul 15, 2018, 10:22 AM IST

France's road to FIFA World Cup 2018 final

France’s progression to Sunday’s World Cup final, where they face Croatia as they target a second title to add to their victory on home soil in 1998, has included arguably the tournament’s most boring and most exciting matches.

Jul 15, 2018, 10:20 AM IST

Croatia fans hope to settle old score at World Cup final with France

The success of Croatia, a country of 4.2 million, has come as a surprise even to some Croatians who have been scrambling to secure tickets for the final and flights to Russia.

Jul 14, 2018, 20:00 PM IST

Relentless Ante Rebić perfect for Croatian counter in FIFA World Cup 2018 final

Almost all the focus for Croatia ahead of Sunday’s World Cup final is on how Luka Modric can unlock France with his defence-splitting passes, but another player who saves his best for the big stage is Croatian dynamo Ante Rebic.

Jul 14, 2018, 17:18 PM IST

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalić chooses the hard path to success in FIFA World Cup 2018 final

Zlatko Dalic’s coaching career has mirrored his team’s campaign at the World Cup - a long, hard road to recognition and respect on the back of the hard currency of results.

Jul 14, 2018, 15:44 PM IST

FIFA World Cup 2018 final: Croatia penpix

A guide to Croatia starting 11 ahead of the World Cup final against France.

Jul 14, 2018, 14:21 PM IST

Croatia at FIFA World Cup 2018 much more than Luka Modric magic

While Modric may be a worthy contender for Footballer of the Year, his team`s quick switch in tactics during their World Cup semi-final against England shows that danger lurks around every corner playing against this Croatia squad.

Jul 13, 2018, 14:47 PM IST

A to Z of FIFA World Cup 2018

A-Z review of the 2018 World Cup.

Jul 13, 2018, 11:25 AM IST

Croatia must draw on reserves for FIFA World Cup 2018 final against France

The fact remains, though, that on Sunday they will play the biggest match of their lives against a France side bursting with youth and vigour that has had a day more rest and played the equivalent of a match fewer over the knockout rounds.

Jul 12, 2018, 17:26 PM IST