Moscow: Though he used to stand on 22 gauze, but always a man of football by heart. Once upon a time he used to wear Mahamedan Sporting Club and run for ninety minutes. He is none other than one of the owner of Athletico de Kolkata Sourav Ganguly.
Dada, as he is fondly referred to, the former Indian captain took Instagram to post a picture stating that he would be present for the event. Dada is surely changing timelines. His post read, “On my way to Moscow for the final after a long day of cricket.”
Sourav Ganguly was in the United Kingdom as a part of the broadcasting team. He was present at the iconic Lord’s cricket ground where India lost to England by 86 runs. Joe Root bagged the Man of the Match for his emphatic 113 off 116 balls. India was bundled out for 236 chasing a daunting 323 to win.
Meanwhile, Croatia is first-time finalists and France would be pressing for their second World Cup glory. It promises to be a humdinger. Here is how the starting line-ups of both teams could look like.
France: Hugo Lloris; Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Hernandez; Paul Pogba, Ngolo Kante; Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Blaise Matuidi; Olivier Giroud.
Croatia: Danijel Subasic; Sime Vrsaljko, Dejan Lovren, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic; Ivan Rakitic, Marcelo Brozovic; Ante Rebic, Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic; Mario Mandzukic.