MOSCOW, July 15 (Sputnik) - Croatia coach Ivica Olic said on Sunday that the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was the best of the four World Cups that he had attended.
Croatia finished runners-up at the 2018 FIFA World Cup after losing 4-2 to France in the final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday. France's second goal was scored after the referee consulted the video assistant referee (VAR).
"The penalty given after [consulting] VAR was the key moment of the game. There can't be such a penalty in a [World Cup] final. It's a pity that it happened... But I still congratulate France. And I congratulate Russia as well. I've been to four World Cups, and this one is certainly the best. That's exactly what I told [Russian President Vladimir] Putin," Olic told journalists.
Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and came to a close on Sunday with 64 games played in 11 cities across the country.