Croatia’s bid for World Cup final glory is against their conquerors in 1998
Lilian Thuram’s double dashed Croatian hopes in the semi-final encounter 20 years ago.
Croatia will be taking a step into the unknown when they tackle France in Sunday’s World Cup final at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Zlatko Dalic’s side beat England 2-1 in Wednesday’s semi-final to book a place in the showpiece for the first time.
Here, Press Association Sport look back at Croatia’s defeat against France 20 years ago, in the semi-finals, until now the furthest they had progressed in the tournament.
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