The presidents of both Croatia and France will again be in the stands to support their teams along with pop stars such as Mick Jagger and a host of the game's legends.
"I am very proud to have you as friends and the world of football should be proud of this grand finale".
"It goes to show we're deserved finalists, we want to show the world we play as one and we'll leave everything on the pitch".
The Group D winners, Croatia defeated Denmark and Russian Federation on penalties and England in extra time, but Rakitic said that exhaustion will not be a factor because of what's at stake."There will be excess power and excess energy - no worries about that", he said.
He added: "I thought Stones was absolutely outstanding and (goalkeeper Jordan) Pickford has had a wonderful tournament".
"It all comes from him in the way he handles the team". I really can't speak highly enough of him.
"Then there is the way we have handled a lot of situations in this tournament". I'm thinking about the Tunisia game, when we kept going to get a late victor.
"But of course, we are greedy, we want more, we want to be in those latter stages of tournaments all of the time - and of course when you are 20 minutes away from a World Cup final, that's something that you can't help think back as to what a brilliant opportunity".
"We just tried to do as well as we could for the whole nation".
"Everyone should be proud, even though we were devastated at losing the semi-final".
"It doesn't only concern the 23 players, our coach, the staff, the physios, doctors, journalists, but the 4.5 million people back home".
It is the second time England have been penalised for wearing the socks, having also been fined the same amount after the quarter-final. We are ranked 14th in the world and have given Gareth Southgate a long term contract because we've said that he has to bet on youth. "We have some young players underneath this group".
Trippier's personal success has seen him likened to ex-England captain David Beckham, in the way he has become the team's set-piece expert - as illustrated by his free-kick goal against Croatia.