Meanwhile, Croatia will be hoping they can continue pulling off upsets at the global showpiece and secure what would be a historic maiden World Cup title for their country.
After 63 games, it is finally here - the 2018 FIFAWorld Cup final. "That's the aim and that's the mentality we've been using while preparing for this game".
He was in charge of the Croatia vs Denmark tie as well as the Uruguay vs France quarter-final.
Croatia, playing in their first ever major global final, were beaten in the 1998 semifinals by France.
Most consider France to be the favourites for the match at the Luzhniki Stadium, just like two years ago when they faced Portugal in the European Championship final on home soil.
Deschamps also insisted his side have their feet firmly on the ground ahead of the final.
"There is no euphoria here, we are all satisfied because we have reached this point, and this is the biggest game of the year", he said.
"No, I don't think it'll happen again", he told a news conference at Luzhniki Stadium. "We are far from thinking on our side that we have already reached the goal". We will face a high-quality opponent and they deserve as much credit as we do.
Croatia have also played 90 minutes more then the French in their six matches in Russian Federation.
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Croatia needed extra-time and penalties to beat both Denmark and Russian Federation, while Mario Mandzukic's extra-time victor gave them victory over England in the semi-final.
Croatia has done the same this year, needing penalty kicks to beat Denmark and hosts Russian Federation before defeating England in extra time in the semifinals. Hugo Lloris could cost his team a goal after a defensive blunder.
But here's the thing about France, for all their huge talent, they play to their opponent's level. The two biggest are the "nobody believes in us" which is followed in quick succession by the fact that they're battle-hardened winners. We need to perform at a high level and deliver a ideal match to win.
Croatia is my favourite team but, I don't have a favourite player.
"I feel good, we are confident".
"We have this inner strength from the beginning of the tournament with which we can overcome any challenge".
Kante, on the other hand, has been a colossal presence in midfield for France, intercepting and blocking just about everything that has threatened to cross his path. Kante has had the most number of recoveries at the World Cup thus far (48), highlighting just how important he has been for France.
Lovren has played with a chip on his shoulder throughout the tournament, keen to exorcise the demons of a disappointing showing in the Champions League final, where his side lost to Real Madrid.
This was the second consecutive "transition" stage that shifts the race across flatter areas to reach more hard terrain. Porte came to grief 10km into the 156.5km stage from Arras Citadelle to Roubaix and has a suspected broken collarbone.
The biggest New Zealand bet of the football World Cup has been placed at the TAB: $100,000 on France to beat Croatia. French football fans gather outside the Champs-de-Mars fan zone in Paris ahead of the World Cup final.
He went ahead to share a list of books by African writers which he recommended to his followers for summer reading. He last visited Kenya in 2015 as U.S President in what was viewed as a landmark homecoming.
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If you think of it, for so many years she has represented her country, she has really never made a mistake. She's a very special person. "I am sure this was not intentionally done, but it did not look very good".
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This final came just 10½ months after the 36-year-old American gave birth to a daughter and dealt with a serious health scare. Obviously, Twitter had a lot to say about the performances of both Kerber and Williams on Saturday.
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Will it be France or Croatia who lift the trophy?
Win or lose, this Croatia team are already national heroes for improving on the 1998 team ´s performance. Croatia , playing in their first ever major global final, were beaten in the 1998 semifinals by France .
Imam and Khan propel Pakistan to crushing victory over Zimbabwe
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Umtiti header sends France into World Cup final
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Second solar eclipse of the year today
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