In 64 matches in Russian Federation, 28 goals (43.8%) were scored on corners or free kicks. Against such a strong side as France you must not make mistakes.
The 49-year-old delivered a refined speech in which he warned his players to be wary of Mario Mandzukic and told them to "give it to Kylian". An early yellow card in the final prompted Les Blues manager Didier Deschamps to withdraw him early in the second half of the final, but by then his impact had already proved to be telling. An equal amount of drama and enthusiasm was on display on social media too as the mega event kept football fans hooked to their connected devices for all news related to it. Microblogging site Twitter alone registered 115 billion impressions during the World Cup 2018. "The renovated squares and streets of our cities have become a symbol of attraction, of friendship, of communication for people from all over the world", the Russian leader said. We continued to control, came back to life, but we were given a penalty. "What we've had in terms of luck over the tournament, we lacked that today".
Deschamps most likely walked into it expecting the event to just be a slew of questions and answers about France's World Cup win, but the French team made a decision to spice it up a bit. The last had been West Germany, who came from two goals down to edge England 3-2 at Mexico 1970, albeit with the aid of extra-time. The normally staid coach did a few skipping dance steps in the rain before stopping and laughing at himself.
"It's true, we went on the pitch, and we said, We're going to crush them all!" he said.
With youth, prodigious ability, experience and continuity all at their disposal, it would shock no one if this French side find themselves on top of world football on another occasion or two in years ahead.
The game was watched by Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. Least 0-0 draws, most penalties, most stoppage-time goals, and most own goals. Number two was against Germany, who had an terrible tournament, and number three was against Belgium, who came third after beating England for the second time in Russian Federation. That was the final score.
The Amir also thanked the friends in Russia, especially the organising committee of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia for their cooperation with their counterparts, the organising committee of 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, confirming that they have benefited and looked forward to cooperating in organising 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.