MOSCOW, July 18 (Sputnik) - The FIFA World Cup in Russia broke many records as more than 3 million fans attend the games to secure a near-perfect attendance, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said Wednesday.
"This tournament broke a lot of records in various spheres. A total of 3,031,768 people attended the World Cup matches. Attendance was very high at all the matches. It reached almost 100 percent," Golodets said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
She added that, among the foreign fans who came to Russia for the World Cup, most tickets were bought by US, Brazilian and German nationals.
Golodets also said that 25 presidents of foreign countries, seven members of royal families and 11 heads of government had attended World Cup games in Russia.
Russia hosted its first World Cup from June 14 to July 15 with the games played in 11 cities - Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg, and Sochi.