Here's the referee who'll take charge of the World Cup final


The Three Lions' failure to reach their first World Cup final in 52 years was greeted with desolation in the stadium in Moscow.

Croatia's fans react after a goal as they watch the broadcast of the World Cup semi-final match between Croatia and England in the fan zone.

The England squad have been dubbed heroes by the media on the morning after they crashed out of the World Cup semi-final, losing 2-1 to Croatia in extra time.

Chris Chang leads 1 NEWS' football buffs in breaking down what's ahead in the France-Croatia final.

"We've definitely written ourselves into history, given the conditions and infrastructure back home, we are a miracle", he added.

England and Belgium will play the third place play-off on Saturday, while the final of the world's top sporting competition will take place on Sunday in Moscow. One of them was Gareth Southgate, the head coach and manager of the English soccer team.

France kept a clean sheet their last 2 games while Croatia surrendered goals against Russian Federation and England.

From the heartbreak of watching reigning Champions Germany submit to elimination at the hands of minnows South Korea, to England's scintillating run since 1966, by far, arguably, the 2018 World Cup has been one of the most memorable tournaments ever since its inception. "Everybody has come. It's the best feeling in a long time".

"I am immensely proud by the way the players have played and we can see by the reaction of the supporters, they felt the same". He said the players were "absolutely gutted" but the fans' reaction in the stadium after the game showed what they had achieved.

Could Croatia pull off an unlikely upset in the final? The two teams had already clinched a spot in the knockout round when they played each other in the Group G finale which gave them a chance to rest players. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

"Of course it is going to be a really hard task over the next 24 hours to assess everybody and to get everybody mentally back to where we want them for a game like that".