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France v Peru: Group C - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 21: Kylian Mbappe of France celebrates with teammate Antoine Griezmann after scoring his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group C match between France and Peru at Ekaterinburg Arena on June 21, 2018 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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The task is quite simple in theory; 90 minutes (or maybe an additional 30 minutes plus penalties) separates two sides from World Cup glory.

France and Croatia meet at Luzhniki Stadium in Sunday’s World Cup final, as the two European nations aim to conquer two very different storylines.

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For Les Bleus, teenage star Kylian Mbappe and Co. are seeking their country’s second-ever World Cup triumph (1998).

Meanwhile, Croatia -- which has only been recognized as its own nation since 1991 -- has already achieved its best-ever performance at a World Cup by reaching the title match.

That won’t be holding Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and his side back from trying to become the ninth nation to hoist a World Cup.

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FRANCE XI: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez, Pogba, Kante, Matuidi, Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud.

CROATIA XI: Subasic, Vrsaljko, Strinic, Lovren, Vida, Rakitic, Brozovic, Modric, Perisic, Rebic, Mandzukic.


World Cup final

France v Croatia, Moscow (Luzhniki) -- 11 a.m. ET - LIVE COVERAGE