Trump hails ‘extraordinary’ France for World Cup win1 min read


France’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (C) holds the trophy next to France’s forward Olivier Giroud (R) and France’s forward Kylian Mbappe (L) as they celebrate with teammates during the trophy ceremony after winning the Russia 2018 World Cup final football match between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO

US President Donald Trump quickly sent congratulations to France after their World Cup win over Croatia on Sunday, and also praised Russia’s president for hosting the tournament.

“Congratulations to France, who played extraordinary soccer, on winning the 2018 World Cup,” Trump said on Twitter after Les Bleus were victorious, winning 4-2.

“Additionally, congratulations to President Putin and Russia for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament — one of the best ever!”

Trump on Monday is to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for a summit in Helsinki, Finland.


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