World Cup final team news as France and Croatia prepare to do battle in Moscow

France and Croatia are expected to go into the World Cup final with a clean bill of health as the two sides prepare to do battle in Moscow on Sunday.

There had been a question mark over Blaise Matuidi for the French after he was forced off after impressing in the semi-final following a heavy collision with Eden Hazard.

Matuidi appeared dazed after the incident but he is not believed to have suffered concussion and is in line to start for Didier Deschamps’ side.

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic admitted he has some ‘minor injuries’ to contend with ahead of the final.

Ivan Perisic, who scored the leveller against England, missed training on Friday and is reportedly nursing a knock.

Centre-back Domagoj Vida will definitely be available after being cleared by FIFA over a video in which he appears to again say: "Glory to Ukraine!"

Marcelo Brozovic is in line to keep his place after a stand-out performance against the Three Lions.

Ivan Rakitic played 120 minutes in the semi-final despite suffering from a fever the previous night – and insists nothing will keep him from playing against France.

"I was lying in bed finding the strength to play and it was worth it," Rakitic said after the semi-final win.

"I would play a final without a leg if necessary."

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