Sport World Cup final: When is it, how to watch and who's playing

07:05  13 july  2018
07:05  13 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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When ' s the final ? The 2018 World Cup champion will be crowned on July 15. Now Playing : Watch this: How to buy a media streamer in 2018.

Who ' s playing in the world cup final ? France and Croatia. The French started their campaign slowly, remember their first game was against the mighty Socceroos who they were lucky to beat. How can I watch the world cup final ?

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The FIFA World Cup final is rapidly approaching, and although the Socceroos were knocked out in the group stage there will be many Aussies still tuning in.

France and Croatia will go head to head for the right to be crowned world champion.

Here's all the details you need to know on how to tune in and watch.

When is it?

Croatia's Ivan Perisic and France's Paul Pogba will face off in the World Cup final. © AP Photo Croatia's Ivan Perisic and France's Paul Pogba will face off in the World Cup final. You'll need to set the alarms pretty early for this one (or just stay up all night. Your choice).

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Who ' s playing in the world cup final ? France and Croatia. The French started their campaign slowly, remember their first game was against the mighty Socceroos who they were lucky to beat. How can I watch the world cup final ?

Who ' s playing in the world cup final ? France and Croatia. The French started their campaign slowly, remember their first game was against the mighty Socceroos who they were lucky to beat. How can I watch the world cup final ?

The final will be played on Monday, July 16. Kick off is at 1:00am AEST.

If you fall asleep before 1:00am (or snooze through your alarm), it'll be replayed at 7:00am on SBS.

How to stream or tune in

On TV, SBS will be airing the final. Pre-game coverage begins at 11:00pm, Sunday July 15.

This means you can also watch the match later via SBS On Demand. You can also stream it live directly on the SBS website.

And, there's also SBS radio in digital and analogue for those who may be driving during the finale.

You can also sign up to Optus Sport and watch the final there.

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What is it ? Only the biggest game in football the final of the 2018 World Cup . This year' s showpiece sees 1998 winners France take on World Cup final debutants Croatia with a place in history at stake for the victors. When is it ? Sunday July 15 at 4pm. What TV channel is it on?

France went undefeated in the group stages (including a 2-1 victory over the Socceroos) then won a thrilling 4-3 last 16 clash against Argentina.

Les Bleus weren't really troubled after that as they marched over Uruguay and Belgium to book their spot in the final.

Want to sound like a expert at your World Cup final party? You'll want to talk a lot about 19-year-old French phenom Kylian Mbappe.

Spoiler: He's good. REALLY good.

France is the deserved favourite heading into the final.

How about Croatia?

Croatia's Luka Modric controls the ball during the semi-final against England. © TF-Images/Getty Images Croatia's Luka Modric controls the ball during the semi-final against England. Croatia's Domagoj Vida in action during the semi-final against England. © Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Croatia's Domagoj Vida in action during the semi-final against England. The Croatians came into the tournament with the dark horse label. They'll head into the final with the dark horse label.

While all the attention was on England in their half of the draw, the Vatreni kept their cool to win back-to-back penalty shootouts against Denmark and Russia before sending the Three Lions (but not football) home.

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The World Cup final will be held at the Luzhniki Stadium, which was also the location of the opening game of the tournament. Where can I watch it ? The game will be shown live on both BBC and ITV as well as online on BBC Sport and the ITV Hub. How did they get here?

The nation with a population of just over 4 million has won through to its first ever World Cup final.

Keep an eye on star midfielder Luka Modric (probably the winner of the Golden Ball for player of the tournament according to our experts), who'll need to fire if Croatia is going to upset France.

Absolute underdogs, but this has been a tournament made for the underdogs.

Where will it be held?

The Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. © wikipedia.org/ABC News The Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. The finale will take place in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

The stadium was the main arena of the Olympic Games in 1980 and hosted the opening and closing ceremonies.

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