13 July 2018
Gianni Infantino: “Russia is hosting the best world Cup!”
FIFA President Gianni Infantino at a press conference on the results of the World Cup in Russia, praised the organization of the tournament and thanked everyone who ensured the appropriate hosting of the competition.
– It is an incredible, amazing World Cup! It was so successful that we can breathe and live football. To admit, I have been feeling a storm of emotions since the moment I came here, and in two days there will be the culmination of this football holiday, the final. I said earlier that the 2018 World Cup will be the best in history. Now I can say it again, but with the conviction that this is really the best World Cup of all time. I would like to thank all those who were involved in the preparation of the tournament, said Infantino, who came to meet the journalists in a volunteer jacket.
The head of the International Football Federation also added that thanks to the 2018 World Cup, many people have changed their attitude towards Russia.
– This World Cup had a positive impact on the perception of Russia by the international community. Everyone who came here, discovered a beautiful, hospitable country. Thanks to the tournament, many prejudices collapsed, because everyone saw the real character of the Russians, Infantino said.
The world football championship is held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15. The final match between France and Croatia will be held on July 15 in Moscow.
Чемпионат мира по футболу проходит в 11 российских городах с 14 июня по 15 июля. Финальный матч между сборными Франции и Хорватии состоится 15 июля в Москве.