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World Cup 2018 final: Amuneke predicts winner, gives reason

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Former Nigeria international, Emmanuel has predicted that France will win the 2018 in Russia on Sunday.

France will trade tackles with Croatia on Sunday in all European and Amuneke tipped the former World champions to go home with the coveted prize.

The ex-Super Eagles winger, who is a member of FIFA’s Technical Study Group, said that France are the favorites to win the final because of their influential midfielder, N’Golo Kanté.

”Each team has a very strong midfield, there are also individually strong players in the attack,” Amuneke was quoted as saying by Izvestia.

”But Croatia does not have such a supporting midfielder as N’Golo Kante, able to close the center of the field and prevent the opponent from turning around. Due to him, the French are good defensively.”

Kante has played ninety minutes in each of the six games contested by France in the 2018 World Cup.

France have not won the World Cup since 1998 but reached the final in 2006 where they lost to Italy on penalties.

On the other hand, Croatia, are playing in their first final ever.



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