The 10 most interesting episodes from the FIFA World Cup. Photos and stories
The football World Cup has come to an end in Russia. Hundreds of millions of fans across the world tuned in to watch, and viewers and experts alike agree that the championship was one of the most spectacular of recent years.
The majority of European leaders did not come to see the championship in Russia – the only exception was the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, who came to see France’s team compete in the finals.
The leaders justified their absence by asserting that the championship served to raise the rating of Vladimir Putin on the international stage.
This is the first time western leaders have ignored the football world championship.
With the help of Reuters photographs, JAMnews reviews the most interesting episodes from the championship.