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"We are, of course, ready to share the experience we acquired in hosting the World Cup this year along with our friends, " the Russian President said.

"During the period of the World Cup, nearly 25 million cyber-attacks and other criminal acts on the information structures in Russian Federation, linked in one way or another to the World Cup, were neutralised", Putin said during a meeting on Sunday with security services.

In a final for the ages marked by an attacking game by both sides six goals were scored, and France outclassed a determined Croatian side to lift the Fifa World Cup trophy.

Putin thanked representatives of law enforcement agencies from around the world for their assistance in ensuring safety during the football most prestigious tournament. US actor and rapper Will Smith, US singer Nicky Jam and Albanian singer Era Istrefi got together to sing the tournament's official song, "Live It Up".

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Instead, Paul said Trump and other US officials should focus on safeguarding upcoming elections from interference. Trump and Putin have met twice before, during worldwide summits past year in Germany and in Vietnam.

Mbappe, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain in the French league, was born months after France first won its only other World Cup title in 1998. The youngster showed that he is the future star of world football. The final match saw many eminent personalities and celebrities in attendance at the Luzhniki stadium including Russian president Vladimir Putin, French president Emanuel Macron and Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. Apart from the sell-out crowd of 78,011 in the stadium, the final was watched by a billion-strong television audience around the world.

Russia President Vladimir Putin says foreign visitors with "fan ID" cards from the just-completed soccer World Cup will be granted visa-free entry to Russia for the rest of 2018.

"But when we won, they congratulated me and we celebrated together", said Clementine Pascal, an intern who hails from Quimper in France.

He spoke at a meeting with representatives of 55 intelligence units from 34 countries who worked on securing the tournament.

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