Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic praised World Cup hosts Russia before she took a plane from Zagreb to Moscow for the final between her national football team and France. “On behalf of the Croatian people, we wish to thank all of the Russian people for their wholehearted welcome. You are wonderful hosts. You are wonderful people. 

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A day before the World Cup draws to a close the CEO of the Russia 2018 Organising Committee, Alexey Sorokin revealed some impressive facts and figures about the month-long tournament. The ‘Fan ID’ system, tested at the Confederations Cup and fully implemented at the World Cup, has helped ensure a peaceful tournament, which in turn 

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The head of FIFA’s Technical Study Group Carlos Alberto Parreira (Brazil), and members Marco van Basten (Netherlands), Bora Milutinovic (Serbia), Emmanuel Amunike (Nigeria) and Andy Roxburgh (Scotland) spoke at a press conference at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on Thursday (12th July). Van Basten described Croatia reaching the final as “really special” for a relatively small 

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