Dark horses since beating Argentina in the group stages, Croatia take on France in their first World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday.
Zlatko Dalić and his men showed great determination and guts to come through three gruelling knockout round fixtures, going to extra time and penalties against Denmark
before beating England
with the aid of 30 additional minutes on Wednesday.
Croatia’s previous best World Cup performance was when they finished third in France in 1998. Is it their time? They will never have a better opportunity to become world champions.
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