Federation Internationale de Football Association acknowledges World Cup fever in Bangladesh

Annette Crawford
July 10, 2018

The Croats won in a 4-3 penalty shootout.

Russian football manager Stanislav Cherchesov has promised an even better performance at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Sbornaya produced a stunning result at the home World Cup, having advanced to the quarter-finals for the first time in their history.

"I really wanted to see in the flesh the men who gave us such a fairytale celebration".

"Now we face just emotion talking, we were not able to analyze the game, we are glad to greet you all, we were together, you were our 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th players", Cherchesov said. "They've given us belief that we are a genuine footballing country".

Squares packed with red-and-white painted fans, stalls selling football jerseys and flares, and drivers blaring their horns, people hugging and singing - scenes reminiscent of 1998 are all around as the country of around four million people lives and breathes football. They took photographs of themselves with the crowd and unfurled a banner saying "we play for you".

When captain Igor Akinfeev and talisman Artem Dzyuba were handed the microphone to address the fans, all of Vorobyovy Gory was drowned out in applause.

Russian Federation is holding its first-ever FIFA World Cup, which kicked off in Moscow with a spectacular opening show at the Luzhniki Stadium on the night of June 14.

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