"Of course, we are downcast, but I told them "hold your heads up high. Our children will very proud to have our names".
At the climax of the ceremony, Putin handed an official World Cup ball to Infantino, who then handed it over to the emir.
Deschamps was asked whether Mbappe's team-mate Antoine Griezmann, who scored a penalty in the final to cap an outstanding tournament, was the defining player in the current Les Bleus line-up.
Cameroon sent famed striker Roger Milla to try to persuade Samuel Umtiti to play for them. "I did learn a lot myself through this final".
"A score of 4-2 in a final - I can't remember seeing a score like that and few people could", Putin said.
But it was Mbappe who put the match out of reach with a furious passage of play in the second half.
Nestor Pitana chose to overturn his original decision after adjudging Perisic had deliberately handled the ball in the area. The French continued to throw everything at Croatia, as Paul Pogba smashed in France's third goal, before their 19-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe added another in the 65th minute, for the 4-1 lead.
He added that foreign visitors holding "fan ID" cards for the World Cup could have visa-free entry to Russian Federation for the rest of 2018.
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Southgate claimed that despite ranking fourth at the tournament, England were "not a top four team yet", though he reiterated he was proud of his team's progress during the tournament.
Putin was later on the field to award medals to the players in a ceremony soon drenched in rain and joy.
Few could argue against the notion that Diego Simeone's transfer business in the summer of 2018 has been phenomenal, and Atletico Madrid are set to reap the benefits of France's World Cup triumph in Moscow.
'The most important thing was the saves I made, ' said Lloris.
So onto the good stuff and Spain's 3-3 draw with Portugal in Sochi was a great way to start out with a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick in a game that gave no hint that neither team would make it past the last 16. "What we've had in terms of luck over the tournament, we lacked that today".
Back home in France, tens of thousands of fans headed to the Eiffel Tower to watch a broadcast on giant screens that Paris police closed the area more than two hours before kickoff.
"The question is, is France a attractive champion?"
"But maybe if we had been European champions we would not be champions today", Deschamps said. "We are a small country, but we always go far", said Pastor Marko Stefanec who has been organizing Federation Internationale de Football Association viewing parties in his church's basement since the Croatia's first game in the 2018 World Cup.