However, Ferdinand’s fellow BBC pundit Didier Drogba feels the French have an advantage due to their experience. Didier Deschamps’ side are bidding to become the first team to retain the World Cup since the famous Brazil side of 1962.
“France do have the advantage of being in the final and winning it four years ago. You know how to handle the pressure, you’ve been there, but they have new players and it will be new for them,” Drogba said.
“It might be the first time some of them have played against Lionel Messi as well. The pressure will be there.
“This France team are very, very competitive, especially with Didier Deschamps as their manager. They want to win it back to back.”