The ceremony took place in the Georgievsky Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace where the official match ball was used in place of a baton to symbolise the changing of the host nation.
Huge crowds waving Croatian flags and wearing the national red and white colours greeted the players with excitement, despite the team losing to France in the World Cup final.
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An ally of Russian leader Putin , Torshin is now a senior official with Russia's central bank and a former top Russian lawmaker. Trump Jr. testified to lawmakers previous year that he briefly met Torshin at a dinner with a few dozen officials from the NRA.
The Brazilian great tweeted after the final whistle on Sunday: "Only the second teenager to have scored a goal in a World Cup Final!" French president Emmanuel Macron and his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, who shared the stage with the controversial leader, were happy enough to get soaked in rain and celebrate the historic moment.
Now, authorities remain prepped for the looming victory parade likely to kick off as soon as the team returns from Russian Federation later today.
After the match, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was seen giving hugs to all the players from both teams.
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Russia, which hosted the World Cup from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities and 12 stadiums, has been repeatedly accused by Western countries of conducting cyber-attacks including hacking the 2016 USA elections. "But when we won, they congratulated me and we celebrated together", said Clementine Pascal, an intern who hails from Quimper in France. She is also a multi-linguist, fluent in Croatian, English, Spanish and Portuguese, and also understands German, French and Italian.
"They are completely insane, those lads", said a grinning, wet Deschamps after the players had left. "We invite everyone to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar!"
"It's been the best World Cup in history", he explained at a press conference in Moscow.
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I been watching you", he wrote in one of the notes, according to information obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation . Two years later, officers were called to a barn that had been vandalized by someone claiming to be Tinsley's murderer.
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