Federation Internationale de Football Association president says World Cup has changed perception of Russia

2018 World Cup In Russia 'Best Ever': FIFA Head Gianni Infantino

While the football fans are waiting for the final of 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation between France and Croatia, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has made a big announcement, confirming the dates of next football world cup, Qatar 2022 World Cup and it is not devoid of controversies.

The 2022 World Cup will kick off on November 21, with the final to be played on December 18 - just a week before Christmas.

"There's nothing more handsome, as a professional football player, than to play in the World Cup final", he said at the pre-match news conference.

Croatia went on to reach their first World Cup final, where they will play France on Sunday, in a remarkable achievement for a nation of some four million people.

Putin ceremonially handed a football to the emir to mark the transfer to Qatar, which will be the first Arab country to host the tournament.

Citing an increase in fan ID requests by English fans as the tournament went on, with England reaching the third-place playoff, Sorokin said prejudices about Russian Federation had been broken during the World Cup.

The 2022 World Cup, meanwhile, is set to be held over a reduced time frame of 28 days.

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The midfielder scored in the shoot-outs against both Denmark and Russian Federation in the last 16 and quarter-final matches. The Chelsea man made some unbelievable saves, especially in the match against Neymar and Brazil to take home the top honor.

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"Of course, the political attitude towards us isn't going to change after the World Cup but people have definitely changed their view".

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"This World Cup shows a domination of European teams, but it has seen some good skills".

Federation Internationale de Football Association had originally planned to expand the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, when the US, Mexico and Canada will jointly stage the tournament.

Asked if the success of the tournament will change Russia's image overseas, Sorokin said: "The simple answer is we'll see".

With hours to go until the final between France and Croatia that will bring down the curtain on Russia's hosting of this year's tournament, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani joined Putin and Federation Internationale de Football Association chief Gianni Infantino at a Kremlin ceremony.

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