"You must have already seen the evaluation [of the World Cup] by the specialists and the sportsmen themselves. I hope, we managed to repeat the success of hosting and organizing large-scale international sporting competitions," Putin said, recalling the 2014 Winter Olympics that were held in Sochi.

The World Cup, which kicked off on June 14 will come to a close later on Sunday with France, who are looking to lift their second World Cup trophy, facing Croatia in the final at Moscow's 78,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium at 18:00 local time .