What Neymar told Rakitic & Mbappe ahead of World Cup final

World Cup 2018 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 14/07/2018

Brazilain superstar Neymar has wished Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic and France forward Kylian Mbappe good luck for their 2018 FIFA World Cup final clash at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

The Blazers and Les Blues ready for Sunday's final as both Rakitic and Mbappe hope to feature for their first-ever World Cup final in Russia.

The 26-year-old world most expensive player could only reached the quarter-final stage of the competition after losing 2-1 to Belgium in the last eight, sent a message of support to former Barcelona team-mate and fellow Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe on social media ahead of the game.

Neymar wrote on his Instagram saying: "My friends Kylian and Ivan. "We know how hard it was for you to get here, now enjoy and have fun, it was worth it. 

"I am very happy for the two of you and I am very excited to see the reaction of fans from their countries, France and Croatia, celebrating this feat very much. 

"I do not deny it, I would like to be with one of you in the field, but [this] time it did not happen. We will see for Qatar...

"I'm here in the crowd for my 'Golden Boy' and my partner in Barcelona. I hope you have a lot of fun on Sunday, without forgetting that it is a competition and that regardless of the result you are already champions. 

"May the two of you bring to your team-mates my desire for an excellent football match.

Meus amigos @k.mbappe29 e @ivanrakitic ... Nós sabemos como foi duro para vocês chegarem até aqui, agora desfrutem e se divirtam, pois valeu a pena. Estou muito feliz por vocês dois e me emociono vendo a reação dos torcedores dos seus países, França e Croácia, comemorando muito este feito. Não nego, gostaria de estar com um de vocês dentro de campo, mas nesta Copa não deu. Ficou para o Catar... Fico aqui na torcida pelo meu "Golden Boy" e pelo meu parceiro de Barcelona. Espero que vocês se divirtam muito no Domingo, sem esquecer que é uma competição e que independente do resultado vocês já são campeões. Que vocês dois levem aos seus companheiros de elenco meu desejo de uma excelente partida de futebol. Tenho muito orgulho de ter vocês como amigos e o mundo do futebol deve se orgulhar dessa grande final. Boa sorte !!

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"I am very proud to have you as friends and the world of football should be proud of this grand finale. Good luck !!"

Croatia hope for a revenge against France as the Blazers lost to Les Blues in 1998 World Cup semi-final.