French and Croatian WAGs have jetted into Moscow to cheer on their men as they battle to lift the World Cup on Sunday.
France remain the favourites to win the tournament, but Croatia could upset them after beating England on Wednesday to make it to their first ever World Cup final.
Pamela Anderson is set to be in the stands inside Moscow’s Luhzniki Stadium to support her boyfriend Adil Rami.
She posted a sultry black and white picture of herself on Instagram ahead of the match, writing: ‘Bonjour… big day.’
The 51-year-old Baywatch star cheered on her beau during France’s semi-final showdown against Belgium in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, other excited wives and girlfriends documented their journey to watch the final on social media.
French forward Kylian Mbappe’s model girlfriend Alicia Aylies – last year’s Miss France winner – shared videos from her flight to Moscow as well as a glamorous selfie.
Pamela Anderson, whose boyfriend is French player Adil Rami, posted a sultry black and white picture of herself on Instagram ahead of the World Cup final, writing: ‘Bonjour… big day’
Pamela Anderson (pictured celebrating France’s semi-final victory with a friend) is set to cheer on boyfriend Adil Rami in the World Cup final
Benjamin Pavard’s girlfriend Racehl Legrain-Trapani – another former Miss France – also excitedly documented her journey to Moscow.
The mother-of-one, who was previous married to former FC Nantes player Aurélien Capoue, shared a picture of her plane ticket.
Later, she posted selfies of herself wearing a dress in the colours of France’s national flag inside her Moscow hotel room.
Hugo Lloris’ wife Marine and their two children were already in Moscow on Saturday.
She shared videos of her kids enjoying time in a swimming pool in the Russian capital, adding: ‘Good vibes only.’
Some of Croatia’s WAGS took to their social media to share selfies as they made their way to Moscow.
Raquel Mauri, the Spanish wife of Croatia’s World Cup star Ivan Rakitić, shared a picture with her husband as well as some taken in Red Square.
Duje Caleta-Car’s girlfriend Adriana Durdevic – a lawyer and model – also shared her excitement with a picture taken with her sister in Red Square.
Benjamin Pavard’s girlfriend Racehl Legrain-Trapani shared a selfie wearing a red, white and blue dress in her Moscow hotel room
Raquel Mauri, the Spanish wife of Croatia’s World Cup star Ivan Rakitić, shared a picture with her husband
Croatian winger Ivan Perisic’s wife Josipa also shared her excitement with a picture taken in Red Square with her two children.
And former WAG Nives Celsius has shown her support for her nation by posting a series of revealing snaps.
‘Whole of my soul with Croatian team,’ she wrote alongside a seductively posted picture of herself with the names of players written across her body.
The former Playboy model was married to Croatian footballer Dino Drpic for nine years, but the couple divorced in 2014.
Moscow is basking in sweltering summer sun and the world’s spotlight on the big day of the World Cup final.
Croatia, a nation of just over four million people are 90 minutes away from what could be a pleasant shock for them if they beat France to win their first ever World Cup.
The inspiration of Luka Modric, the anchor provided by Ivan Rakitic and attacking prowess of Mario Mandzukic will all be needed again if Croatia are to continue their fairytale run and lift the gold-plated trophy.
ENGLAND FAN PAYS £2,500 TO SEE WORLD CUP FINAL
By Shekhar Bhatia for MailOnline
An England fan has paid £2500 to see the World Cup final.
But unfortunately for him, it Is France against Croatia and not Harry Kane and his team in the showpiece game.
The builder, from Southend, Essex, forked out his cash on Wednesday morning, hours before England were defeated by Croatia and eliminated from the tournament in the semi-final.
The football fan, who asked to be known as ‘Gary’ to protect his identity from his family and friends, said: ‘I do feel a right idiot.
‘The ticket has a face value of $750 and I gave this Russian fella $3,000 cash as I was worried prices would go up even more if England qualified for the final.
‘I couldn’t also live with being in Russia and not seeing England in a World Cup final. That would have been a nightmare I’d have had to live with forever.
‘My dad had talked loads about 1966 and he’d seen England win the World Cup on TV and said he wished he could have been there as we might never win it again in his lifetime.
‘I had that chance. I just needed England to win, but we couldn’t manage that semi-final.
‘But I was there for that and the atmosphere was electric. Although we lost, that’s a game I’ll never forget it anyway.
‘The England fans were incredible and at the end the players come over to us and just soaked up the singing and saw we were proud of them. That was amazing.’
The proud England fan said he was further irked about having to spend an additional £2,000 on hotel accommodation for four more nights in a Moscow hotel to stay on for a game he had little interest in.
‘It involves Croatia and that’s the team that put us out. I am going to be looking at them as they sing their national anthem and thinking it could have been England.
‘Still, it’s a World Cup Final and the next one is in Qatar in four years which is a long time to wait. But judging by what we have seen England do here, we have got a good chance.’
He added: ‘I have been here for two weeks and came out after we got to the quarter final and the Russians have been brilliant, so friendly and the weather has been great. There’s a lot to feel good about.
‘And the bills will take care of themselves…eventually.’
They will also have to dig deep to overcome the certain fatigue that has comes with having been forced into extra time in their last three matches, winning two on post-match penalties.
It contrasts with the slick progress of France, who beat Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium in the knockout stages to earn their status as favourites.
They have had to deal with accusations of uninspired tactics but coach Didier Deschamps has shrugged off the criticism and told his players to be calm, confidence and to concentrate.
‘There’s nothing more beautiful, as a professional football player, than to play in the World Cup final,’ he said at the pre-match news conference.
Deschamps could become only the third to win soccer’s top prize as both player and coach, having captained France in their previous triumph 20 years ago.
Streets around the stadium filled up from early as fans of the two nations, plus others lucky enough to have secured a ticket, converged on the 80,000-seater stadium.
Moscow’s ornate metro, which has offered free rides to spectators, was again a carnival of colour and noise as excited fans headed to the venue where strict security was in place.
Fans and tourists take pictures and selfies in Moscow’s Red Square on the eve of the World Cup final between France and Croatia
Elsewhere in the city, streetwalk cafes were filled with supporters clad in Croatian and French colours, plus those of other countries, enjoying a late breakfast or early lunch before heading to the imposing stadium, on the banks of the Moskva River.
Outside the imposing hotel where FIFA officials and guests were staying, a fleet of black cars waited to take them to the venue while watchful police stood conspicuously outside.
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.
But Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic will be absent after being sent home in ignominy in the first week of the World Cup after refusing to come on as a substitute in the team’s opening game against Nigeria.
He will likely forever be known as the player who sat sulking at home while his teammates wrote history for their country.