US President Donald Trump will discuss Russia's "malign activity" during a summit with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders and follow up in a meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin to determine whether Moscow wants to reduce tensions, US official said today.
"He watched, he was rooting for the team".
"It is a good story to remind us of our game against Spain, for our country it is great step forward".
"Luck was against us", Cherchesov said.
Cherchesov quoted Putin as saying that "what they showed on the pitch was great".
Russian Federation entered the World Cup as the lowest ranking side, but reached the quarter finals against the odds.
Russia's hopes of a home-country World Cup championship have ended with a loss to Croatia and plenty of tears, but the country's leaders, citizens, and even a prominent opposition activist expressed gratitude to the overachieving soccer squad.
After entering the tournament as the lowest-ranked side, Russian Federation made it through to the knockout stage for the first time in post-Soviet history before upsetting Spain to make it to the quarter-finals.
In late June, the Russian leader instructed the government to ensure jointly with the heads of regions hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches the effective use of the World Cup's heritage for organizing and holding large sports competitions and events.
Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny, who has served several jail sentences for allegedly organising protests against the Kremlin, also praised the team's effort.
He said: "We feel like conscripts, when they come to just before they have done their two-year (national) service, like those a bit demoralised who wanted to stay in the army for some more time longer".
Herman Gref, the chief executive of the state-owned lender Sberbank, which arranged the worldwide congress on cybersecurity, said he hoped that the leaders of both countries would pay attention to the struggle against cybersecurity. France will play Belgium on July 10 in St. Petersburg in the other seminal match.
Moscow's streets have been flooded with fans and locals, not least due to Russia's own progression at the tournament.
"I know they are playing at a very high level".
"It would have been better if we could have stayed (in the World Cup) to July 15".
The men in red themselves sounded inconsolable on Saturday but their mood appears to have brightened by the time they had returned to Moscow to greet their worshipping fans.