Putin says Russia can be proud of organising soccer World Cup

Reuters , Sunday 15 Jul 2018,
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino and President of Russia Vladimir Putin
FIFA president Gianni Infantino and President of Russia Vladimir Putin with the World Cup trophy before the medals ceremony (Photo: REUTERS)

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday Russia could be proud of having organised the soccer World Cup.

He was speaking at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow soon after France beat Croatia 4-2 in the tournament final.

"The final was wonderful," Russian news agencies cited Putin as saying. 

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