MOSCOW, July 17 (Sputnik) - More than 20 million people watched live broadcasts of the FIFA World Cup matches in the Moscow metro, the press service of Moscow's Transport Department told Sputnik on Tuesday.
"Over 60 matches were watched live by more than 20 million passengers. It is almost five times more than the population of Croatia who are the silver medalists of the 2018 World Cup. Nobody will break this kind of record for many years," the press service said.
According to the department, Moscow was the first city in the world to broadcast World Cup matches live in the metro.
With a population of just 4.1 million, Croatia became the smallest nation to reach the World Cup final since Uruguay in 1950.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and came to a close on Sunday, with France defeating Croatia 4-2 in the final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.