MOSCOW (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed the logo for the 2018 World Cup in Russia – with the help of a crew of cosmonauts.
The logo depicts the World Cup trophy in red and blue, colors from the Russian flag, with gold trim.
Unveiling the logo on a Russian state TV talk show, Blatter said the logo would show Russia’s ”heart and spirit.” It was then presented over video link by a crew of three Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station.
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”Seeing the football World Cup in our country was a dream for all of us,” cosmonaut Elena Serova said.
Simultaneously with the logo’s appearance on TV, it was beamed onto Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre as part of a light show.