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14th Jul 2018

Paul Pogba will break incredible record if France win the World Cup

France are strong favourites going into the final

Reuben Pinder

France are heavy favourites

Paul Pogba will line up in central midfield on Sunday afternoon, when France take on Croatia. It will be France’s first World Cup final for twelve years, and Croatia’s first appearance on the biggest stage of them all.

And Pogba will make history if France emerge victorious, as he will become the first Manchester United player to win the World Cup while at the club since 1966.

52 years ago, when England beat Germany 4-2 in the World Cup final at Wembley, the England side featured three United academy graduates. Since that historic day, no United player has lifted the trophy while playing for the club.

Pogba could – and probably will – break that record tomorrow afternoon. He has displayed his best qualities at this World Cup, despite playing in a midfield duo alongside N’Golo Kanté, dispelling the myth that he has to play in a midfield trio in order to excell.

France are heavy favourites going into the final and boast a star studded squad with several candidates to win the golden ball, but Croatia have shown incredible resilience in every knockout round to win on penalties twice before beating England in extra time.

France will have the heartbreak of losing the Euro 2016 final two years ago as an extra source of motivation, too.