On 13 June, the FIFA congress chose the United States, Mexico and Canada as the hosting countries of the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

"I would like to congratulate you on the fact that the United States got a right on hosting the World Cup In 2026. As of now we have managed to organize this event in a proper manner. It will be a pleasure for us to share this experience with you," Putin said.

Bolton, in turn, said the United States would be glad to learn about Russia's experience of hosting the championship.

"I look forward to learning how you have handled the World Cup so successfully among other things," the US official said.

The ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup began in Russia on 14 June. Twelve stadiums in 11 cities are hosting the tournament's games.

Fans have been given out special IDs that allow for free travel in hosting cities and across the countries. Fan IDs also allowed foreign fans to bypass visa application process.