You’ll see the 2018 FIFA World logo a lot in the coming years, but remember where you saw it first.
FIFA unveiled the official emblem for the 2018 World Cup Tuesday in the unlikeliest of places — outer space.
A crew of Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station revealed the logo for the tournament, which will take place in Russia four years from now.
ISS cosmonauts revealing the logo of the 2018 FIFA World Cup that will be played in Russia. http://t.co/jpeK56GwTG—
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter said the logo blends characteristics of world soccer’s flagship tourmanet with those of Russia.
“The launch of this visual icon is a key milestone on the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and one that we are extremely proud to share with the world,” Blatter said. “The emblem blends unique attributes of the FIFA World Cup and of Russia as host nation. It unites magic and dreams, as the FIFA World Cup will do for millions of fans in 2018.”
For those asking, basically 18 WC logo is about magic, space and "fairy-tale glitter." Of course. FIFA's explanation: http://t.co/xkH6QUQkK2—
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FIFA also projected the image onto Moscow’s historic Bolshoi Theatre in a glitzy, Earth-based event.
Thumbnail photo by Pavel Golovkin/The Associated Press
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