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Official Poster for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia Unveiled

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. 
Official Poster for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia Unveiled Official Poster for 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia Unveiled Reviewed by insiya yadav on November 29, 2017 Rating: 5

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