After close call for England, France and Croatia will face off in World Cup final on Sunday



Croatia will compete for the first time in the World Cup final, taking on France, who won the title in 1998. We speak with sports writer and author Jacob Sweetman about his predictions for this weekend as well as his reflections on England’s loss on Wednesday.

“England didn’t stop fighting, but they lacked creativity…a little magic piece, something that would just add a little sparkle,” says Sweetman. Still, he believes the spirit among English fans is not broken: “Everyone seems to be very, very proud of how well [the English football team has] done.”

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