FIFA president Blatter reveals logo for 2018 World Cup in Russia
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.