World Cup reaches conclusion with Russian Federation boosting its worldwide standing

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Besides praising Russian Federation for a successful tournament, Infantino can expect questions about the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the $25 billion Club World Cup and the role for the top female FIFA official, Fatma Sasoura, who has rarely been heard from during the tournament.

Ahead of the final in Moscow between France and Croatia, Putin has met at the Kremlin with Qatar's emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino.

Infantino also thanked the government, President Vladimir Putin and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC).

Moscow saw a 60-percent increase in foreign tourists, bringing the overall number of visitors to the Russian capital during the World Cup to 3 million people, said Nikolai Gulyaev, head of Moscow's sport and tourism department, said.

"Football can open up the doors to communication between nations", Infantino said in a press conference in Russian Federation, ahead of the FIFA 2018 World Cup final between France and Croatia.

Football fans around the world will have to wait more than four years for the next FIFA World Cup, with FIFA announcing on Friday that the Qatar 2022 World Cup will kick off on November 21.

FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar is going to be a unique affair for several reasons.

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When France went onto the counter-attack, Giroud was often the decoy, drawing defenders to create space for team mates . We fight for each other - it's our great strength. "We can not wait to bring the cup back to France ".

The emir of Qatar is expected to attend the World Cup final on Sunday, and Infantino sat with the Saudi crown prince at the opening game on June 14.

"We hope that a new era will start in Russian Federation, that everyone will want to play football", Cherchesov said.

During Russia 2018 photographic agency Getty Images published a photo gallery of "the hottest fans at the World Cup" featuring exclusively young women. "But the truth of the matter is that on the way they really got a taste of the World Cup".

"We are here at the World Cup celebrating football but one of the things we are missing in the world is the chance to speak to each other, to have a dialogue - that is the basis for solving some of the issues".

However, Infantino said a decision on whether that expansion will be moved forward for the next World Cup will be discussed and taken "in the next few months".

"I think we have done something - we have made a contribution". New auto sales growth slowed in June to 11 percent from 18 percent a month earlier, with analysts blaming the World Cup as the factor that distracted buyers.

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