Fans rally ahead of final push for glory
FRENCHMAN Guillaume Bucher won’t be at work on Monday.
He hopes he will still be celebrating after Monday morning’s World Cup final against Croatia.
Mr Bucher plans to watch the game, which kicks off at 12.30am, at Hotel Darwin, along with dozens of his compatriots.
“I already said to my boss to not call me for work,” he said.
“I’ll be with friends of mine and any other French people who are going to join.”
He said he was confident the Cup will be heading to France but didn’t want to underestimate the Croats.
“Croatia has proved they are a really tough team; they have been playing some good football against good teams,” he said. “Honestly, when I see the rest of the World Cup, I’m not 100 per cent sure, but maybe 60 per cent we’ll win.”
Croat Latia Grbac will also be watching the game at a pub, but hoping for a different result.
“Watching their skills especially Luka Modric, he is one of a kind – they have definitely been the penalty shootout kings,” she said.
“(I’m) very nervous … however excited at the same time, Croatians are a very proud bunch so even if we do not get a win, making it this far is an accomplishment.”
Croatian fan Latia Grbac's team will face off against Guillaume Bucher’s France