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Russia: ‘People are wonderful’ – Football fans reflect on World Cup 201802:04

Russia: ‘People are wonderful’ – Football fans reflect on World Cup 2018

Russian Federation, Moscow
July 15, 2018 at 17:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Football fans from around the world reflected on the World Cup and its meaning to them in Moscow on Sunday, just hours before the tournament’s final between France and Croatia kicks off.

One Croatian football fan from Split predicted that his nation would win the tournament, while Chinese football fans praised the “fantastic” host nation Russia.

“I didn’t think Moscow is this nice. I’m very pleasantly surprised that people are wonderful, the accommodation is great. [I am] just very, very surprised and happy,” fan from the US commented while visiting the red Square.

According to FIFA, more than 2.5 million World Cup tickets were sold before the tournament, with foreign fans acquiring two thirds of them.

The World Cup was held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 with the final taking place in Moscow on July 15.

Russia: ‘People are wonderful’ – Football fans reflect on World Cup 201802:04
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Football fans from around the world reflected on the World Cup and its meaning to them in Moscow on Sunday, just hours before the tournament’s final between France and Croatia kicks off.

One Croatian football fan from Split predicted that his nation would win the tournament, while Chinese football fans praised the “fantastic” host nation Russia.

“I didn’t think Moscow is this nice. I’m very pleasantly surprised that people are wonderful, the accommodation is great. [I am] just very, very surprised and happy,” fan from the US commented while visiting the red Square.

According to FIFA, more than 2.5 million World Cup tickets were sold before the tournament, with foreign fans acquiring two thirds of them.

The World Cup was held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 with the final taking place in Moscow on July 15.

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