MOSCOW, July 15 (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that he enjoyed a "theatrical performance" during the 2018 FIFA World Cup final match.
France secured their second title after beating Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.
"I was just enjoying a theatrical performance," Putin told journalists when he was asked which team he was rooting for.
He added that he considered France's victory well-deserved, as they showed "class."
"We saw one serious goal, but in general Croatia were playing openly, they took risks, but they missed something somewhere, this happens... France showed... class," Putin said.
The Russian leader said that he heard fans' celebrations at Moscow’s Red Square.
"Of course, I've seen something from the Kremlin's windows," Putin 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.