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Your Sunday World Cup Finale Cheat Sheet!

posted by Sierra Marquina - 

Less then 2 months after the royal wedding we have another reason to get up early on the weekend again — Sunday morning at 8 am PT marks the World Cup Final between Croatia and France!

This is the first time Croatia has ever been in the final (they came in 3rd in 1998) and the third time for France. France won the cup in 1998. 

So what do you need to know if you’re a rookie but want to still be in the know come Sunday’s viewing parties (and morning refreshments and brunch 😉)?

TEAM COLORS:

Croatia’s colors are red and white checkerboard, but lately they’ve been wearing black and blue. France is Red and blue.

MOST POPULAR COCKTAILS:

CROATIA - “The CROcktail”! It contains cherry Maraska, licorice maraschino and orange peel candy.

FRANCE- “The 75”! It contains gin, champagne, lemon juice & sugar

MOST POPULAR SOCCER-WATCHING FOODS:

CROATIA - Blood sausage with sauerkraut (krvavice)

FRANCE - A fried pork sausage inside a thin buckwheat pancake. It is eaten cold and with apple cider

WHERE TO WATCH IF YOU’RE IN LA:

CROATIAN FANS - St. Anthony’s Croatian Catholic Church in Chinatown will have it on a movie screen!

FRENCH FANS - 33 TAPS on Sunset in Silver Lake is the place to be.

THE LATEST ODDS:

France - Evens

Croatia - 2/1

Photo: Getty Images

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