Perisic reveals why Croatia will be 'extra motivated' against France
• The closest the nation has come to winning the World Cup previously was in 1998 when it was Les Bleus who overcame them.
• Along the way to the final, Croatia has beaten Argentina, Nigeria and Iceland, but have needed extra-time and penalties to see off both Denmark and Russia.
Croatia will be underdogs for the final, but Perisic said: "France stopped us in the semi-finals in 1998. We will have some extra motivation because of that, for sure.
"They are favourites, but we will do our best to surprise them. We have three days to prepare ourselves. Our dream is so close now."