Croatia enters the final for the first time in World Cup
Croatia enters the final for the first time in World Cup, as the Croatian team defeated England 2-1 in the semi-final, the World Cup finals were officially released. The Gaul Rooster will compete with the Plaid Legion. From the current situation, the French team is generally more optimistic about the championship, because in all respects, Deschamps’ team seems to be more dominant.
Sports Betting Malaysia indicates that the Croatian team’s three knockouts have experienced overtime struggles, and there are two penalty shootouts, which are a burden to players’ physical and mental consumption. The French team’s three knockouts have solved the battle at regular times. They can win Argentina and defend Uruguay and Belgium. Deschamps’ team is extremely balanced. In addition, the French team’s 3 finals in the past 20 years is the team that has reached the most finals during this period. In terms of experience, the French team also has an advantage.
The Newbie Aura
However, the Croatian team is not without a chance. Although they are the first time to enter the World Cup finals, but inexperienced may be a disadvantage in other games, but in the World Cup finals, there is a “newbie aura”. According to ESPN statistics, in the past 40 years, the World Cup finals have appeared three times in new faces (including the Croatian team this year), and the previous two, “newbies” have won the championship.
The first team to benefit from the “newbie halo” is the French team. In the 1998 World Cup finals, the French team as the host, with Zidane’s outstanding play, beat the big favourite Brazil 3-0 in the final. The team won the first World Cup title in the history of the team. Today, the French coach Deschamps is the captain of the champion team at the time.
The second team to benefit from the “newbie halo” is the Spanish team. In the 2010 World Cup finals, the Spanish team and the Dutch team met. Both teams have not had experience in winning the championship, but the Dutch team has twice reached the finals in history. As a result, the Spanish team, which is a “newbie”, defeated the Dutch team with Iniesta’s goal and won the World Cup.
The current Croatian team, Modric, Rakitic and Manzukic have played in the giants club such as Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, and have been tested by the Champions League. On the experience of the competition, the Croatian players are actually stronger than the French players. Maybe they can make history and win the championship trophy.