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World Cup: Trump congratulates Putin on 'truly great' tournament

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U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive on Sunday at Helsinki Airport in Helsinki, Finland. Trump, who will meet tomorrow with Russian President Vladimir Putin to likely discuss election meddling, the war in Syria and the North Korean threat, among other topics, congratulated Putin and France after the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Photo by David Silpa/UPI
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive on Sunday at Helsinki Airport in Helsinki, Finland. Trump, who will meet tomorrow with Russian President Vladimir Putin to likely discuss election meddling, the war in Syria and the North Korean threat, among other topics, congratulated Putin and France after the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

July 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin for organizing a "truly great" 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament.

"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!" he wrote on his Twitter account on Sunday.

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Earlier in the day, France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final match in Moscow to snatch its second-ever World Cup Trophy.

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