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France's Macron to attend World Cup game in Russia

Emmanuel Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron will attend the soccer World Cup in Russia, the Elysee said, after France beat Uruguay to book a place in the semi-finals, Reuters reported.

Hosting the World Cup has allowed Russian President Vladimir Putin to step up his diplomacy, securing a series of meetings with international guests on the sidelines of the tournament at a time when Russia is increasingly isolated on the global stage.

Macron said at an economic forum in St Petersburg in May that he would return to Russia if France reached the World Cup semi-finals, which the French team did earlier on Friday after defeating Uruguay 2-0.
Last Modified: Saturday، 07 July 2018 12:08 PM