World Cup final: Players who would determine the tie
France take on Croatia in the final of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at 8:30 PM tonight. In this event, there is little to separate the two sides, with the run they have enjoyed. One can say that certain individuals would have a definite say and delight fans with their attributes. So here we look at the key stars who would determine the tie.
Luka Modric- Croatia
Modric would be the most influential player on the pitch for the Croats. With Marcelo Brozovic in line to get another run, Modric will play further up and that's where he can thrive. Against England, he had a superb game. He will hope to recreate the same tonight. Modric has covered a distance of 63 kilometres besides creating 14 chances and scoring two goals.
Kylian Mbappe - France
A contender for the Golden Ball award in the 2018 edition- Kylian Mbappe could show his potential once again. He has been influential in the knock-out matches and his energy and raw pace would be a threat for Croatia. He has scored 3 goals so far. The statistics suggest that the 19-year-old has the most attempted dribbles in Russia (46).
Mario Mandzukic- Croatia
Mario Mandzukic will be enormous in the front for Croatia and his knack of scoring pivotal goals, in vital moments, could determine who wins tonight. The Juventus forward scored the decisive goal against Denmark and also bagged the winner at extra-time against England in the semis. Mandzukic can provide the aerial strength and his desire to get into pockets will trouble the French.
Antoine Griezmann - France
The versatile forward could cause plenty of problems with his sublime skills and the desire to score and create goals. Griezmann's link-up play with Mbappe and Olivier Giroud has been exceptional and that has helped France while attacking. The Atletico Madrid star has been involved in 5 goals for France in Russia. He has scored three and assisted twice.