From Russia 2018 to Qatar 2022


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Russian Federation was the target of nearly 25 million cyber-attacks during the World Cup, President Vladimir Putin said, though he did not indicate who may have been behind the attacks.

According to FIFA's official website, fan IDs were issued as an identification document that was mandated by the Russian authorities along with valid match tickets to enter the stadiums hosting matches. France scored four goals in a six-goal spectacle against Croatia to bag their second World Cup title in Moscow. "We are, of course, ready to share the experience we acquired in holding the World Cup this year", he said confirming that Russian Federation will do its best to promote sports and its role in uniting people and countries.

Federation Internationale de Football Association have confirmed that the tournament will be hosted from November 21-Dec.

Russian president Putin was prompty covered with an umbrella held by a minder as Croatia accepted their runners-up medals, while French president Emmanuel Macron and Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic were left soaked in the rain. He said passion, emotion, love, family and unity were the sentiments felt at 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and these will be transferred to Qatar in 2022.

The Croatian President also kissed the World Cup despite France winning it.

Croatian goalscoring hero Mario Mandzukic helped Cortez to his feet after he became engulfed by the players, while centre-back Domagoj Vida even gave him a kiss on the cheek. It's a huge honour to be in such a special place, the Kremlin, to celebrate the end of the 2018 World Cup and pass on the torch to the organisers of the 2022 World Cup.

"Preconceived opinions of this nation have changed thanks to the World Cup".

Police detained hundreds of anti-Putin protesters during rallies in May, but smiled, waved and posed for pictures with visiting fans over the last five weeks.

"Though it will be hard to repeat that success as we are a small country, but we are very keen on sport, " he said.

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