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Who has racked up the most minutes on the pitch ahead of Croatia v France in World Cup final?

A look at the minutes racked up by both squads ahead of the World Cup final

Niall McCague 2018/07/14

Croatia superstar Luka Modric is one of the greatest players in the world, using his vision and nimble footwork to dissect opposition defence’s with ease.

The 32-year-old is the alpha male when it comes to racking up most minutes of any player in the World Cup with a lung busting 604 minutes across the six matches.

The Real Madrid man has amassed 41 more minutes than the next player in the tournament, centre back Dejan Lovren with 561 minutes. The 29-year-old, like his team-mate, has played every minute of action apart from restricted game time during the facile 2-1 win over Iceland.

Of course, given Croatia have played three matches that have gone to extra-time, each of their players will have recorded more minutes than their World Cup final opponents France.

But the interesting statistic with Didier Deschamps’ side is, of his back four, each has played the full 90 minutes in five of the six matches, showing a solid and reliable presence at the rearguard.

For Les Bleus, Raphael Varane and N’Golo Kante top the minutes list with 540 from the six games, with Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez playing the third-most minutes on 499.

And ahead of Sunday’s final, here’s a look at the minutes racked up by both sets of squads.

CROATIA

Luka Modric – 604

Dejan Lovren – 561

Ivan Rakitic – 548

Ivan Perisic – 542

Danijel Subasic – 540

Domagoj Vida – 540

Mario Mandzukic – 519

Sime Vrsaljko – 517

Ante Rebic – 476

Ivan Strinic – 430

Marcelo Brozovic – 369

Andrej Kramaric – 313

Josip Pivaric – 200

Mateo Kovacic – 183

Vedran Corluka – 119

Milan Badelj – 103

Tin Jedvaj – 90

Lovre Kalinic – 90

Duje Caleta-Car – 90

Marko Pjaca – 73

Filip Bradaric – 25

Dominik Livakovic – 0

FRANCE

Raphael Varane – 540

N’Golo Kante – 540

Lucas Hernandez – 500

Antoine Griezmann – 481

Olivier Giroud – 465

Hugo Lloris – 450

Benjamin Pavard – 450

Samuel Umtiti – 450

Paul Pogba – 449

Kylian Mbappe – 444

Blaise Matuidi – 263

Corentin Tolisso – 178

Ousmane Dembele – 165

Steven N’Zonzi – 106

Steve Mandanda – 90

Djibril Sidibe – 90

Presnel Kimpembe – 90

Thomas Lemar – 90

Nabil Fekir – 60

Benjamin Mendy – 40

Florian Thauvin – 1

Adil Rami – 0

Alphonse Areola – 0

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