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Official Poster for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia Unveiled

Published on November 29, 2017
FIFA have unveiled the official poster for the 2018 World Cup in Russia


  • The poster is designed by Russian artist Igor Gurovich and it features Ballon d'Or-winning Soviet Union goalkeeper Lev Yashin.
  • Yashin played in four World Cups 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970  throughout his career and remains the only goalkeeper to have won the Ballon d'Or.
  • In the poster, he is dressed in his traditional outfit of black shirt and shorts, knee brace and his famous cap. 
  • He is shown reaching for the ball, one half of which is a typical football from Yashin’s era
  • Lev Yashin was chosen as the perfect symbol for Russian football.
  • The rays of light emanating from the ball, a common feature of Constructivist work, symbolises the tournament’s energy
  • The circle of green represents the pitches of 12 stadiums in 11 Host Cities that will stage the 64 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 
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