Blatter reveals 2018 World Cup logo

Blatter reveals 2018 World Cup logo

Published Oct. 28, 2014 6:30 p.m. ET

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.

''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.