"One thing that brings me happiness is that all my players tell me if they are not 100 percent fit".
"I watch these games and I get teary-eyed", she said. The Croats came from behind and upset favored England in Wednesday's semifinal that was decided in extra time. In the Velodrome against the world champions, we had this communion with the public but beyond that I don't think we saw it in such a way [that we were destined to win the final].
"As a player you expend physical energy, but when you are a coach it's more psychological and you have a different kind of fatigue".
"Tomorrow is the World Cup final. Simply, the players know what that is", Dalic said.More news: Behind the numbers for France and Croatia
Dalic said on Saturday he was prepared to make changes for the final if any of his players have failed to recover from their exertions.
"I expect them to do so, they need to have such an attitude".
But it's been a tournament of fine margins; our models gave France just a 19 per cent chance of reaching the quarter finals when trailing Argentina 2-1 in the second round, and Croatia's chances of reaching the final fell to just nine per cent when losing 1-0 to England.
You can argue it both ways.
In an epic battle, Croatia will take over France in the FIFA World Cup 2018 Final in Russian Federation.More news: Pakistan crush Zimbabwe by 201 runs in first ODI
What is not in doubt is that the Croatians have done brilliantly to get this far.
Has led by example for the entire tournament - when his teammates could barely move in extra time against Russian Federation, the skipper was still tirelessly making runs and getting back in defence as though it was the opening five minutes. Whether that is enough to | breach a brilliant France defense is the key, but they will back themselves.
But apart from that 4-3 win, France have played like a Deschamps side, with the emphasis on defence. Modric was imperious against England, he ran the show, constantly looking for the ball and the incisive pass. According to Opta statistics, France are unbeaten in 14 games when Kante and Paul Pogba start in midfield together.
Croatia went down early, but equalized behind Ivan Perisic's second-half goal to force extra time. But they also go into the clash after three tense and tiring extra-times, two of which they won thanks to a penalty shootout. That will undoubtedly take its toll. They are fighters, but I also believe that France is very strong. A group clad in their tricolor flag belt out "Allez les Bleus" in front of the iconic St Basil's cathedral.
The average player in Croatia's likely starting 11 is three years past peak age, whereas the average French player is exactly at peak age.More news: Oppo Find X India Launch Today: Everything you need to know
Antoine Griezmann was accused of disrespecting Croatia after celebrating his goal with a "Take the L" dance from the popular video game Fortnite.