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Qatar gets World Cup hosting duties from Russia

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and FIFA President Gianni Infantino, took part in a ceremony to hand over the role of FIFA World Cup hosts from Russia to Qatar on Sunday in Moscow.

The peak of the hand over ceremony saw Putin hand over the world Cup ball to Federation Internationale de Football Association president Infantino, who then handed it over to the emir.

Numerous invited clubs are based in the poor neighbourhoods French that produced the players who made up France's youthful, diverse World Cup team - including 19-year-old breakout star Kylian Mbappe. Media sad to say that you will miss the best in the history of the world Championship held in Russian Federation. The FIFA President said 2022 edition of the World Cup will leave a positive and vital impact as it has in the 2018 edition.

The chamber's director-general also said the World Cup will place Qatar on the global tourism map as an "important regional hub".

Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup winning football team on Monday (July 16), jumping and chanting "We Are The Champions" as their bus paraded down the Champs Elysees before a special presidential reception. "They are too lovely, France is handsome!" said Julia Cohen, 28, after seeing players pass by on the Champs-Elysees, the gathering point for all national celebrations.

Croatia has a population of just 4.17 million people, and the percentage of the population that watched the nail-biting semi with England, witnessed the country become the smallest nation since 1950 to reach a World Cup final.

"The application of such a technological principle would very much help us receive guests, especially foreign ones", she said.

The Russian government has extended its "visa-free entry" policy to all foreign visitors with "fan ID" cards for the World Cup 2018 to cover the rest of the year.

The emir said through a translator that the World Cup "will be a huge and great festival for all our country".

"I think that everyone ... has discovered actually a handsome country, a welcoming country, a country full of attractive people keen to show the world that what maybe sometimes is said doesn't happen here", Infantino said. Many actors too have opened up about their love for the game.

"But here we are, at the World Cup".

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