Fans determined the symbolic team for the 2018 world Cup

Didier Deschamps wants France to ‘write their own history’

The trio gathered in the Georgievsky Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace and, in place of a baton to symbolise the changing of the Host Nation, they used the official match ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia knockout rounds, the adidas Telstar Mechta.

Center forward: Harry Kane (England): Despite fading at the end of the competition as fatigue evidently set in, Kane became only the second Englishman after Gary Lineker to win the World Cup Golden Boot, awarded to the top scorer at the tournament.

Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino claims it served to change the perception surrounding a country outsiders were, and still might be, skeptical of.

The 1994 World Cup still holds the record as the most-attended tournament.

Russia, which hosted the World Cup from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities and 12 stadiums, has been repeatedly accused by Western countries of conducting cyber-attacks including hacking the 2016 U.S. elections.

A negatively perceived the news about the 2018 world Cup in Russian Federation, initially considering the decision wrong, maybe a corrupt. "We ourselves, the whole country, got an enormous amount of pleasure from interacting with soccer, with the world of soccer, with the fans who came here from all over the globe". The highly-talked about Croatian President also went and hugged all the players and congratulated them for the way they played. "Additionally, congratulations to President Putin and Russian Federation for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament - one of the best ever!" he wrote on his Twitter account on Sunday.

Didier Deschamps wants France to ‘write their own history’
French players continue celebration during post-match press conference

"We can surely be proud of how we organised this tournament", Putin said in televised comments after France's victory against Croatia.

"We're not in 1998", said Mounir Mahjoubi, the secretary of state for digital affairs, whose parents emigrated from Morocco.

The Qatari emir said his country would apply all its efforts to make the next event a success.

"I think that everyone ... has discovered actually a lovely country, a welcoming country, a country full of attractive people keen to show the world that what maybe sometimes is said doesn't happen here", Infantino said.

According to the figures, more than one billion goals were scored across just over 406 million games played by fans during the tournament, which was won on Sunday by France.

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