Where to watch the France vs Croatia World Cup Grand Final in the USA
We’ve tracked down where to stream France vs Croatia in the USA so you don’t miss a minute of the action.
It all comes down to this. After a month full of adrenaline and quality football, the World Cup wraps up with an explosive final that will see France and Croatia giving it their all. The battle for the 21st World Cup championship is must-watch television, as one-time champions Les Bleus take on a team that reached the final for the first time in their history.
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The matchup was set after Croatia defeated England in the semifinal, outlasting the Three Lions in extra time. They recovered beautifully after England took the lead 1-0 thanks to a Kevin Trippier goal early in the game. Croatia equalized via Perisic in the 68th minute, and put up a good fight right until the end of the regular 90 minutes. However, none of the teams could find the winner, so the match went into extra time. Mandzukic scored a brilliant goal for Croatia in the 109th minute, crushing England’s dreams of bringing football home in the process. This is the first time Croatia reaches the World Cup final, so they have a lot to prove when taking on France.
Meanwhile, Les Bleus breezed pass Belgium in the semifinal, proving they can put on a great defense and have the talent to brilliantly execute unexpected attacks. It was a 1-0 victory, but more than enough to ensure France reaches the final stage of the tournament. Umiti scored for France early in the second half and the team’s defenders didn’t allow Belgium to find the net, with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris pulling off some brilliant saves.
Les Bleus had high expectations from the tournament, especially after losing the Euro 2016 final. Despite surviving a tough knockout-round road featuring the likes of Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium, France didn’t seem particularly creative, happy to only secure the goals they needed to advance. That may not be enough to stun the energetic Croatia, so Les Bleus are expected to bring their A game in the final. This is third time they reached this stage of the competition. Previously, they defeated Brazil in 1998 and lost to Italy in 2006.
The Monday clash marks third all-European final in the past four World Cups. The explosive match will take place at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
France vs Croatia: Kick off time and date
The clash kicks off at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, July 15, 2018.
Where to watch France vs Croatia
Below are your options for live streaming the match locally.
|Provider||Type||Matches streamed||Monthly cost||Free trial?|
|Telemundo||Broadcaster||All Group Stage Matches||Free||N.A|
|FOX Sports||Broadcaster||All Group Stage Matches||Free||N.A|