Putin asked the legends of football in secret to make a prediction about the winner of the 2018 world Cup


Vladimir Putinto: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti

President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with the famous players of the past jokingly asked them behind closed doors to make a prediction about who will win the world Cup 2018. About it reports TASS on Friday, 6 July.

“Of the 32 teams have only eight. You’re the experts world-class can be when the press move on, you share with me those who, in your opinion, will the winner of the Cup this year,” laughed said.

Putin called football is a wonderful sport and noted that such meetings could become a tradition.

In the Kremlin, was invited by the Croatian Zvonimir Boban, Dutchman Marco van Basten, Mexican Jorge Campos, German Lothar Matthaus, the Uruguayan Diego Forlan, the Dane Peter Schmeichel, as well as English, Alexander Scott and Rio Ferdinand. The meeting was attended by President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, and first Vice-President of Russian football Union Nikita Simonyan.

The world championship will last until July 15. The head of state due to work schedule cannot attend all the matches of the championship, however, always interested in the results of the Russian team.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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