France Wins World Cup, Trump Congratulates Putin On "One Of The Best Tournaments Ever"

Zero Hedge | 7/15/2018 | Staff
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Despite the absence of a USA team, many have argued that 2018's FIFA World Cup was the best in history and following France's victory over Croatia by 4 goals to 2, President Trump added his congratulations: " Congratulations to France, who played extraordinary soccer, on winning the 2018 World Cup. "

Macron was pleased...

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And then, likely stirring the 'resistance' into fits, he dared to congratulate President Putin: " congratulations to President Putin and Russia for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament -- one of the best ever! "

Congratulations to France, who played extraordinary soccer, on winning the 2018 World Cup. Additionally, congratulations to President Putin and Russia for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament -- one of the best ever!

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France were fantastic.

And for those who will immediately become football experts to proclaim Trump's congratulatory proclamation, here is USA Today's Martin Rogers to explain why Russia just staged the best tournament in history...

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History suggests there is every reason to distrust the figures who control world soccer and therefore, every reason to be highly skeptical when the president of FIFA says that this was the best World Cup ever.

But when Gianni Infantino made that bold claim in the lead-up to Sunday’s final between France and Croatia, he was, against all odds, met with nods of agreement from around the globe.

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This wasn’t supposed to be a great World Cup. Awarding the tournament to Russia seemed like a flawed and possibly corrupt decision to begin with. The Sochi Winter Olympics, Russia’s previous attempt at hosting at worldwide festival of sports, was good but not great — was hideously expensive, and was severely tainted by coordinated drug use by the host nation’s athletes.

Politics threatened to spill over into the sporting sphere here too, and indications were that not only would droves of...
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