FIFA have revealed the official poster for 2018 world cup in Russia. The poster was unveiled just 3 days before the staging of 2018 FIFA world cup official draw in Moscow. Renowned Russian artist Igor Gurovich designed the fantastic poster featuring legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin.
“The Official Poster of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is a true reflection of Russia’s artistic and football heritage. We are very proud of this beautiful landmark asset that portrays such an important icon and celebrates the coming tournament on Russian soil,” said FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura.
Russian goalkeeper Yashin appeared in four FIFA world cups and he became only goalkeeper to claim Ballon d’Or. 2018 world cup local organizing committee Chairman Vitaly Mutko was happy by addressing that Lev Yashin was perfect choice to feature on the poster.
Mutko said, “It was very important for us to portray Russia as the Host Country in the Official Poster. That’s why we chose Lev Yashin, a symbol of Russian football, as the main figure. I’m sure that the poster will become one of the most memorable symbols of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and that fans and participants alike will approve of it.”
32 national teams will be participating in the football’s gala show piece event. The 21st edition of FIFA World Cup schedules to play between 14 June and 15 July.