World Cup has changed perception of Russia, says FIFA president

Jose Verdugo
Julio 15, 2018

"It can not be played in June and July and in November and December the players are very well prepared because it is nearly the beginning of the season", said Infantino in statements.

"For now it's a World Cup with 32 teams but everybody is open-minded and we will have a frank and open debate", said Infantino.

Many fans from around the world have also spoken of a positive experience at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

There were no offside goals scored throughout the World Cup that were later ruled out by VAR, but there were goals ruled offside on the pitch which VAR allowed after review.

"In the coming months, we will meet with them and adopt a decision".

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has been a resounding success, according to the Local Organizing Committees chairman and Russian Vice Prime Minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, who on Saturday praised the work done across the country's 12 host cities.

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For now, though, the plan is for 32 teams to play in eight stadiums, with four of them in the capital Doha and none of the others more than 35 kilometres away.

Infantino also said that having the World Cup in North America in 2026 would not hurt the candidacy of the joint 2030 bid by Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay "because they are two different confederations". You can see the powerhouses like Italy, Holland, Cameroon could not qualify.

"First we will discuss with the Qataris and then with the FIFA Council and stakeholders and decide calmly what the decision is", he said.

A female soccer fan paints Croatia's flag on her face after Croatia beat England in the semifinal game on Wednesday in Moscow.

Federico said Federation Internationale de Football Association has reportedly been working with Russian police to identify men who have allegedly assaulted these female reporters and fans, resulting in these men forfeiting their game tickets and being forced to leave the country, according to The Irish Examiner.

Irrespective of whether France or Croatia are crowned World Cup victors on the 15th of July, Russia has won the hearts of football lovers throughout the world in what has been a truly spectacular World Cup from start to finish.

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