It would be foolish to deny that there was a skepticism about Russia hosting the Fifa world cup 2018. There were people creating aspersion on the ability of Russians to host a world cup. Russia, which is under political and economic sanctions, any failure on the part of host would have been a big hit on the country's image.
Notwithstanding the doubts and criticism Russia did an splendid job. There has not been any bad reportage from the country, unlike 2014 in Brazil, where protests took center stage leading up to the games. Russia didn't let out any such negative press. Entire management of the tournament was top class and Russia demonstrated its discipline.
In today's time it not only about managing physical infrastructure rather a smooth dissemination services is of utmost priority. Any cyber-attack and the world cup execution would be in jeopardy. A per report Russia stopped 25 million cyber-attacks on its IT infrastructure. That is a testament to the cyber-security systems of the country and its willingness to deliver finest soccer experience.
Congratulation to Russia for delivering one of the most exciting football world cup ever.