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Galacticos square up to each other in Russia 2018 final
- Updated: July 14, 2018
We’ll reiterate again that the Russia 2018 World Cup has always been a tournament for the Galacticos based on the performances they’ve put in for their national teams, regardless of whether there are any still in it or out of it. Talking about Real Madrid players who are still in it, Tomorrow’s final game sees the duo of Mateo Kovacic and midfield maestro and potential golden ball winner, albeit dependent on if his side emerges victorious, Luka Modric, come up against Raphael Varane’s France.
Croatia face France in the finals of the Russia 2018 World Cup and three Real Madrid players will be in action, with the likes of Modric and Varane having opportunities to play key roles for their sides from the start as Kovacic has been mostly used as a substitute for Croatia.
Modric has been instrumental for Croatia in the competition en-route their first ever World Cup final. The Real Madrid midfielder has played his part nicely with his experience coming to bear for the side. He’s unarguably the side’s player of the tournament and a victory over France, which would be a tough task would definitely put him in a position to win the tournament’s golden ball.
Kovacic on his part will definitely put in a good shift when called upon against France as he has done in previous encounters. However, there is the small matter of his inability to nail a starting spot in the Croatia midfield possibly working against him his quest to be a starter at the Bernabeu.
Varane will also have his part to play to thwart the efforts of Mario Mandzukic and others to ensure that France come out tops from the game. The onus might also be in him to step into the opposition box and attempt to direct one or two headers into the net like he did against Uruguay. It can be recalled that his center-back partner Umtiti scored the winner that saw them through to the final.
One or two Galacticos will definitely wear the coveted World Cup gold medal around their necks, and also go on to hoist the trophy, This is another welcome development for the club in what has been an exciting year of football thus far. Varane and his French team are the favorites on paper, but Luka Modric might have a thing or two to say about that with his contribution from the center of the park for the Croats.