|Marc Lawrence World Cup Day 25: Championship Game Crush Play! - Sunday July 15|
|Play On: France to defeat Croatia
Note: This is a tough call. Our heart is touting victory by little Croatia, the masters of stamina. But our head says France has too many sharp shooters and too much speed for its European rivals. Croatia has never played for a World Cup title, while France wore the crown on home soil in 1998. Will three consecutive extra time matches slow the Croatians? Probably not. They have too much heart to stop running. That said, France should be able to outsprint their rivals and they can also count on the goalkeeper of the tournament, Hugo Lloris. The Tottenham Hotspur custodian has pitched back-to-back shutouts in the quarterfinals and semi-finals and has never been better. We recommend a 3-unit call on France to beat Croatia and thus claim the World Cup championship. Thank you and good luck as always.