Soccer Football - World Cup - Group C - France vs Australia - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 16, 2018 Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy before the match

Ex-French President Sarkozy Says 'Fantastic Atmosphere' at FIFA World Cup

© REUTERS / John Sibley
Get short URL

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that the atmosphere was fantastic at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the press service of Tatarstan Republic’s President said Saturday.

"I am happy for Russians who got such a wonderful… opportunity to host the World Cup. I visited Moscow yesterday, today I'm in Kazan, the atmosphere is fantastic," Sarkozy said as quoted by the press service.

According to the message published by the press service, Sarkozy said that the World Cup was an "amazing event" and football helped "uniting people" during his meeting with Tatarstan Republic’s President Rustam Minnikhanov.

READ MORE: Eyes on the Price: Germany in High Spirits Ahead of World Cup Match With Mexico

"We'll try to make all the teams, fans and guests feel Russian warmth and hospitality," Minnikhanov said.

Sarkozy arrived in Kazan, Tatarstan Rebulic, in order to attend the World Cup match between France and Australia, which took place earlier on Sunday and ended in a 2-1 victory to France.

The games of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held at 12 stadiums across 11 Russian cities till July 15, with the 45,000-seater Kazan Arena set to host six matches, including a quarter-final.


Unexpected Fan: Israel Wishes Iran 'Good Luck' at FIFA World Cup
Nizhny Novgorod Mayor: FIFA World Cup to Boost the City’s Sports Development
FIFA World Cup Oracle Cat to Predict Winner of Match Between Morocco, Iran
WATCH Famous DJ Diplo Rocks Moscow Amid 2018 FIFA World Cup
football, 2018 FIFA World Cup, Nicolas Sarkozy, France, Russia
Community standardsDiscussion
Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook