Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that Russia can be proud of the was the 2018 World Cup was organized and praised the performance of the national team.
"We can be proud of how we organized the tournament. We did this for our fans and for all sports fans all over the world, and it was a success. It was a success in all aspects of this grand event," Putin told reporters.
France secured their second title after beating Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.
"I think that you will agree with me, score 4:2 in the finals, I do not remember something of that kind, and I do not think anyone can remember. I am sure that all the sports and football fans around the world were shaking hands throughout the match," Putin added.
Putin said that he had already congratulated French President Emmanuel Macron and Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on the success of their national teams at the championship.
The president also thanked the national team and volunteers who helped during the tournament.
"I am grateful to the coaches, to all specialists, once again to the team, which inspired all fans to appreciate football, to appreciate the festivities. We did it ... hundreds, if not thousands, of volunteers worked across all the host cities. I want to thank them too," he said.