FIFA World Cup: Schedule, TV listing and fixture of finale
The semi-final stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup came to an end yesterday, with the top two teams, France and Croatia, qualifying for the grand finale. The epic clash is set to played on July 15, Sunday. 90 minutes of football and 22 players will decide which nation clinches the 21st edition of the coveted tournament. Here's all about the final.
The two teams in the Moscow final
France overcame Belgium 1-0 to move to the final and will face Croatia, which stunned England 2-1 in extra-time. 1998 winners France lost the 2006 final against Italy and have another shot at the title. Croatia are in their 1st World Cup finale.
An epic encounter on the cards
The FIFA World Cup 2018 final is scheduled to be played at the Luzhniki Stadium. France have dominated teams in their last couple of matches and were brilliant in the knock-outs. They took the gas out of a Belgian side with world class defending. Croatia have done things the hard way after all their knock-out matches went to extra-time. Their energy has been mesmerizing.
When and where to watch the final?
The final is scheduled for a 8:30 PM IST start on Sunday. The match will be telecast live on the Sony Ten network and can also be streamed live on the Sony LIV app, as well. One can get the listings on the official site.