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Vladimir Putin’s Umbrella Act Steals the Show at FIFA World Cup Presentation

Football | | July 16, 2018, 12:48 pm
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 It began to rain heavily moments after the hard-fought World Cup match between France and Croatia. (Image: Reuters)

It began to rain heavily moments after the hard-fought World Cup match between France and Croatia. (Image: Reuters)

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 The dignitaries had the difficult time at the presentation ceremony as the downpour became severe in moments. (Image: Reuters)

The dignitaries had the difficult time at the presentation ceremony as the downpour became severe in moments. (Image: Reuters)

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 President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the pitch after the medals ceremony. (Image: Reuters)

President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the pitch after the medals ceremony. (Image: Reuters)

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 Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Croatia's player Luka Modric attend an awarding ceremony. (Image: Reuters)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Croatia's player Luka Modric attend an awarding ceremony. (Image: Reuters)

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 However, Vladimir Putin caught everyone's attention as his staffs rushed over to cover him with an umbrella, while the rest of the presidents got drenched in the rain. (Image: Reuters)

However, Vladimir Putin caught everyone's attention as his staffs rushed over to cover him with an umbrella, while the rest of the presidents got drenched in the rain. (Image: Reuters)

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 France's Samuel Umtiti kisses his medal as the France team receive their medals from FIFA president Gianni Infantino, President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of France Emmanuel Macron. (Image: Reuters)

France's Samuel Umtiti kisses his medal as the France team receive their medals from FIFA president Gianni Infantino, President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of France Emmanuel Macron. (Image: Reuters)

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 President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic talks with Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic as FIFA president Gianni Infantino with President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of France Emmanuel Macron react. (Image: Reuters)

President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic talks with Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic as FIFA president Gianni Infantino with President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of France Emmanuel Macron react. (Image: Reuters)

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 France players receive their medals from FIFA president Gianni Infantino, President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of France Emmanuel Macron and President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. (Image: Reuters)

France players receive their medals from FIFA president Gianni Infantino, President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of France Emmanuel Macron and President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. (Image: Reuters)

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 France players receive their medals from FIFA president Gianni Infantino as President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of France Emmanuel Macron and President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic look on. (Image: Reuters)

France players receive their medals from FIFA president Gianni Infantino as President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of France Emmanuel Macron and President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic look on. (Image: Reuters)

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 France players and coach Didier Deschamps receive their winners' medals from FIFA president Gianni Infantino, President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of France Emmanuel Macron and President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic during the medals presentation. (Image: Reuters)

France players and coach Didier Deschamps receive their winners' medals from FIFA president Gianni Infantino, President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of France Emmanuel Macron and President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic during the medals presentation. (Image: Reuters)

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 FIFA president Gianni Infantino and President of Russia Vladimir Putin during the presentation ceremony. (Image: Reuters)

FIFA president Gianni Infantino and President of Russia Vladimir Putin during the presentation ceremony. (Image: Reuters)

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 President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic consoles Croatia's Sime Vrsaljko as FIFA president Gianni Infantino, President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of France Emmanuel Macron present their medals. (Image: Reuters)

President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic consoles Croatia's Sime Vrsaljko as FIFA president Gianni Infantino, President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of France Emmanuel Macron present their medals. (Image: Reuters)

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 FIFA president Gianni Infantino reacts as President of Russia Vladimir Putin gestures and President of France Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with Croatia's Ivan Rakitic. (Image: Reuters)

FIFA president Gianni Infantino reacts as President of Russia Vladimir Putin gestures and President of France Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with Croatia's Ivan Rakitic. (Image: Reuters)

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 France's Hugo Lloris celebrates with President of France Emmanuel Macron after winning the World Cup as President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic talks to France coach Didier Deschamps and President of Russia Vladimir Putin looks on. (Image: Reuters)

France's Hugo Lloris celebrates with President of France Emmanuel Macron after winning the World Cup as President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic talks to France coach Didier Deschamps and President of Russia Vladimir Putin looks on. (Image: Reuters)

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 Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and FIFA President Gianni Infantino attend the ceremony of presenting the trophy. (Image: Reuters)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and FIFA President Gianni Infantino attend the ceremony of presenting the trophy. (Image: Reuters)

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