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    Didier Deschamps wants calm, confident France in World Cup final


    Joe Jones

    Didier Deschamps has urged his France players to be calm, confident and keep their concentration in Sunday's World Cup final against Croatia in Moscow.

    Deschamps captained France to their sole World Cup success in 1998 and his side will be favourites when they face Croatia, making their first appearance in a World Cup final, at the Luzhniki Stadium.

    France lost in their last appearance in the World Cup final in 2006, while Deschamps' side also suffered defeat when tipped as favourites against Portugal in the Euro 2016 final.

    Deschamps said France are a very different team to the one that lost to Portugal in Paris two years ago but accepted they are inexperienced compared to the Croatians.

    "It's a huge pleasure and privilege to play in such a match, there's nothing more beautiful as a professional football player than to play in the World Cup final," he told Sky Sports.

    "We have prepared them as best we can. We must stay calm, we must have confidence and we must concentrate - these are the three words we've have been focusing on to get them ready for the final.

    "The 14 players I have integrated since the Euro final, they have only learned what playing a big tournament is all about here in Russia, so of course the experience is less but the quality is there.

    "Croatia has players with great club experience and their squad has been together for a long time but every team we've faced here has been more experienced.

    "There is no euphoria here, we are all satisfied because we have reached this point, and this is the biggest game of the year.

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