"The World Cup... aroused great interest among Belorussian fans... On channels Belarus 5 and Belarus 2, over 4 million people watched the 2018 World Cup (59 percent of Belarus's urban population aged four and older)," Belteleradio said.

The company's press service added that the Russia-Croatia quarter-final was the most viewed match in Belarus as 1.43 million people tuned in to see Croatia beat the host nation on penalties.

A total of 1.36 Belarusians watched the final, where Croatia lost 4-2 to France.

The World Cup took place in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15.