MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia will provide visa-free entrance to the country for football fans with fan IDs until the end of 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
France has just revived its World Cup triumph from 20 years ago as they beat team Croatia, World Cup beginners, in a dynamic final game. Football enthusiasts from both camps have already indulged in large-scale celebrations over the win itself and the finale of the breathtaking Russia-hosted tournament.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Croatia midfielder and captain Luka Modric won the Golden Ball award at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
France has crushed Croatia 4-2 in the final match, gaining its second World Cup trophy.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump has congratulated France on their victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and called the championship one of the best organized ever.
The punk group gained broad public attention after their scandalous performance in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior in 2012.
France has won its second title of the World Cup champion, while the team's head coach Didier Deschamps has become the third person ever to win the FIFA World Cup as a player and a head coach.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - England forward Harry Kane became the best striker of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and will receive the Golden Boot, an award that goes to the top goalscorer of the FIFA World Cup, having scored six goals.
Russian model and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova has readied herself for the much-coveted World Cup final in the best possible way, stunning her 1,8 million-strong crowd of Instagram subscribers.
While this was Croatia’s first trip to a World Cup final, France won the tournament exactly 20 years ago.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Vladimir Putin gifted Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic a bouquet of flowers, and in return, she presented the Russian President with her national team football shirt with Putin's name printed on the back, a Sputnik correspondent reported.
French President Emmanuel Macron and his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will attend the tournament's final match.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Sunday that he fell in love with Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup, with the tournament moved to November and December instead of its traditional time frame of June and July, because of the country's climate.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The two national teams that qualified for the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia — Croatia and France — have equal chances of winning the tournament, with Croatia's advantage being its motivation to win the competition for the first time, Deputy Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Furio Radin told Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Argentine Football Association (AFA) has settled the terms of exit of their head coach Jorge Sampaoli following the team's performance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, daily sports newspaper Ole reported on Sunday.
England matched their 1990 fourth place finish, but their best ever result was winning the 1966 World Cup.
BELGRADE (Sputnik) - Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has thanked Russia for being "excellent hosts" of the 2018 FIFA World Cup while speaking Russian in a video recorded on her way to Moscow, where she will attend the tournament's final match between France and Croatia, the president’s administration told Sputnik.
French film star Samy Naceri, famous for his role in the movie "Taxi" has been working in Russia for the past 11 months. Ahead of today's World Cup final, he spoke to Sputnik, about his love for Russia, the World Cup, and the French team.
Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic is set to play in the World Cup finals later on Sunday, but it’s his beautiful Spanish wife who is stealing the spotlight.
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