Putin 'proud' of Russia's handling of World Cup

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He will welcome them at the presidential palace in Paris on Monday when the victorious players return home and the former investment banker will be hoping some of the feelgood factor rubs off on him.

"Our children are going to be very proud", forward Antoine Griezmann said.

At the climax of the ceremony, Putin handed an official World Cup ball to Infantino, who then handed it over to the emir.

France's triumph ends two years of scrutiny following their disappointing 1-0 loss to Portugal at the climax of Euro 2016 on home soil, as they lifted the World Cup for the second time in their history.

"But what the players did today is just as handsome and just as strong".

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"It was maybe the best game we played in the tournament but. against a quality team like France, you can not let in four goals".

The only other teen to score in a World Cup final was Pele, who was 17 when Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 in 1958.

"It was lovely working with the lads (but) I never make decisions overnight", he said.

But it was Mbappe who put the match out of reach with a furious passage of play in the second half.

He scored the go-ahead goal after the first video review-created penalty kick in a World Cup final.

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Nestor Pitana chose to overturn his original decision after adjudging Perisic had deliberately handled the ball in the area.

A lively 2018 World Cup final ended in a downpour of rain during the trophy presentation that left world dignitaries drenched.

But the three-goal lead was too much for the red-and-white-checkered squad that made a habit of coming back at the World Cup - and played three straight 120-minute games before the final.

Dalic said he thought overall VAR was good for the game.

Often there is a battle of the heartstrings as African football authorities go head to head with European federations for the loyalty of a player born in Europe but with African roots, and they will regard many of those playing in Sunday's final as talent that has slipped through their hands. "What we've had in terms of luck over the tournament, we lacked that today". "There are (people of) different origins (in France) but we are united and that's the France we love".

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"We are, of course, ready to share the experience we acquired in hosting the World Cup this year along with our friends, " the Russian President said. "We are proud to represent this handsome jersey and I think the people are also proud to have a national team like that".

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