Russia on a high as World Cup wraps; Putin's problems remain

Kylian Mbappe wasted time in France's win over Belgium - Thomas Meunier
2018 FIFA World Cup | ‘Kylian Mbappe treated normally in dressing room’
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16 July, 2018

"Africans and Muslims delivered you a second World Cup, now deliver them justice", one user wrote. "He is the one who develops the game plans".

With 64 matches in total, the Russian Federation 2018 World cup coming to an end after the France Vs Croatia's match, it has been a wonderful experience so far. I really hope to do it in the final.

The VAR or "Video assistant referee" system has gone over pretty well in its debut at the World Cup, correcting egregious errors and helping to keep calls in the box more consistent. "Either I'm embarrassed at the last moment, or the defender covers well", he said.

World Cup victor Kylian Mbappe has won the Fifa Young Player award for his performances at Russian Federation 2018. I repeat all the time: never give up, never give up anything.

We've had incredible games, stupidly amusing moments and some of the best punditry and commentary in years.

Mbappe's second and third goals came in a performance that will likely be remembered for some time, the young Frenchman won a penalty and scored the two excellent goals against Argentina in a game that Les Bleus ultimately won 4-3.

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"We support France, but we are all together and that's a handsome thing".

For Vesna Mackenzie, the members of immediate family at the club could have fielded its own football team, with 15 of them there to watch the game. "I learned a lot from that defeat", he said. "And, of course, we are ready to share our experience of hosting the World Cup this year with our friends in Qatar", Putin said.

France's jubilant players have crashed their coach's post-match news conference, dancing and singing while spraying both champagne and water.

In his coaching career, the veteran star steered France to the World Cup quarter-finals in 2014 and also to the finals of Euro 2016.

How poignant then that the first boom should come just as Antoine Griezmann waited to take his penalty - preparing to make sure that it didn't personally strike twice in a major final. I think that in the group matches it went ok even though a lot of French journalists after our third match against Denmark were saying we were not very lovely, but we were qualified and we had seven points and we came first in our group so it wouldn't have been sufficient if we had carried on with the same performance level. "Very happy. We look forward to lifting the cup and taking it to France".


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