Deschamps wins World Cup as player, manager

Tanya Simon
July 18, 2018

Russian Presient Vladimir Putin, during a meeting with Security Council organized for the World Cup has said that Moscow prevented almost 25 million attempts of cyber-attacks and other criminal acts against the nation's information infrastructure related to Soccer World Cup. "This will be a multiple entry visa-free regime", Putin told reporters.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said addressing a news conference in Moscow on Sunday that Russian Federation staged "the best World Cup ever".

"We saw the bulk of the conversation during the live matches, including during the final match between France and Croatia, which was the top tweeted match of the #WorldCup", Twitter said. "Africa won the World Cup 2018", and Twitter did not waste too much time in slamming him for his choice of words.

"I'm sure that our friends from Qatar will be able to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup on the same high level".

"Though it will be hard to repeat that success as we are a small country, but we are very keen on sport, " he said. "Behind this (World Cup) success lies huge preparatory, operational, analytical and information work, we operated at maximum capacity and concentration", said Putin.

World Cup winner Mbappe donating bonus of about $350,000
The difference in 2016 was that Deschamps did not have Mbappe to call on when looking for inspiration against Portugal. The average age of a fine back four of Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane , Samuel Umtiti and Lucas Hernandez is just 23.

Building on the success of refereeing and the use of VAR at the World Cup, FIFA will continue its efforts to improve and develop overall standards of refereeing and assist all member associations and leagues wishing to implement VAR in their competitions.

The Starsport online team have cast their votes, and we have come up with a top 20 players of the tournament. A total of 64 training grounds had been constructed prior to the World Cup championship.

"We are ready based on the path we have set", said Hassan al-Thawadi, the secretary-general of the Qatar 2022 organising committee, in Moscow with a delegation of 180 officials shadowing their Russian counterparts in 11 cities.

Qatar 2022 will take place during the winter period of Nov 21 to Dec 18.

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