Amir of Qatar & President of France talk during World Cup Final

He even kissed the golden top of the World Cup trophy before it was presented to France captain Hugo Lloris.

"Congrats to both teams!", a comment on social media said.

Speaking about the upcoming meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump, Grabar-Kitarovic stated, "I'm really hopeful that the two state leaders will show enough. responsibility for global stability and the trans-Atlantic relationship".

Les Bleus edged a tense first half leading 2-1 , with Mario Mandzukic putting through his own net and Antoine Griezmann netting a penalty either side of Ivan Perisic's goal.

"We're glad that they liked our hospitality and openness, nature, culture, traditions of our big country, " Mr Putin said.

Police said more than 250,000 people came out in central Zagreb and many more along the route.

Pussy Riot claimed responsibility for the four pitch invaders who disrupted the final just after Croatia's goalkeeper saved a Kylian Mbappe shot in the 51st minute.

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.

The French President was invited into the team dressing room in Moscow.

Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris featured for France in the World Cup final against Croatia on Sunday afternoon.

Earlier, Croatian air force jets escorted the plane carrying the team from Russian Federation as it entered the country's air space and flew over Zagreb.

Here are some of the other pictures that summed up the Macron mood during the game, with Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic sat close by.


  • Rosalie Stanley