Fans in Mpumalanga react to France winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Fans in Mpumalanga react to France winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Fans in Mpumalanga react to France winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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"We have all been amazed by the beauty of Russian Federation, the warmth of the people and the order of a society whose story has never been articulated to the world out there".

"It goes without saying that we are ready to share the experience we've built up hosting the World Cup with our Qatari friends".

Qatar, with a population of just over 2.3 million, has never taken part in a World Cup and the temperature is so high during the customary mid-year window, the tournament has moved towards the end of the year.

"We were disappointed in 2018 when we did the World Cup bid, it seems to me that we should be bidding for the World Cup 2030".

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Russia's success on the pitch made the World Cup especially appealing for the host country. "Although it will be hard to repeat that success [on the field] as we're a small country, but we are very keen on sport". At a Kremlin ceremony on July 15, Putin handed an official World Cup soccer ball to Gianni Infantino, the president of world soccer's governing body, FIFA.

Medvedev expressed confidence that the influx of foreign tourists would positively influence the perception of Russian Federation around the world.

"In Russia, we are always glad to see our friends, both old and new, now that we have so many more of them", Putin said. And I'm sure that in four years we will all love Qatar. "We invite everyone to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar!" We look forward to continuing to work alongside our friends from Russian Federation. It can give us hope.

Russia's World Cup organizers said on Saturday that the tournament had so far been a success and would help to improve the country's image overseas. We really hope our national team will repeat the success of Russian Federation and maybe even go further.

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