Deschamps Short Odds To Enter Record Books With World Cup Win

France have been made 2/5 favourites to lift the World Cup trophy for the second time as Didier Deschamps bids to become just the third person to both play for and manage World Cup winning sides.

Both Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer have already achieved the rare double for Brazil and West Germany respectively.

France are 17/2 to win the final via a penalty shootout and 8/1 to win 2-1 in 90 minutes, the same scoreline by which they sent Croatia packing in the 1998 semi-final.

Star forward Kylian Mbappe meanwhile was gambled into the red hot favourite to be named as the Player of the Tournament at the World Cup ahead of Sunday’s final.

Mbappe had been neck-and-neck with Harry Kane in the race for the golden ball but the Tottenham striker now looks like an also-ran at 50/1 following England’s extra-time defeat to Croatia.

We cut the Paris St Germain whizzkid into 10/11 from 7/2 when the final whistle blew on England’s campaign, while Luka Modric closed from 10/1 all the way into 9/4 second favourite.

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