The emblem for the 2018 world cup in Russia was unveiled to the world via astronauts at the international space station on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 as FIFA President, Sepp Blatter witnessed the launch in the city of Moscow.
Blatter was joined by former Italian national, Fabio Cannavaro and Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Vitaly Mutko in a live event in Moscow to launch the official milestone on the road to the game.
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A Russian TV presenter, Ivan Urgant covered the event in his late-night show, with his band wearing the official jerseys of the eight World Cup-winning nations as his studio was converted to look like a stadium.
The logo was unveiled by three astronauts in the international space station, who held up a copy of the logo to the camera as a projection was beamed at the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow.
“The launch of the Emblem is a wonderful event to kick things off and I’m certain that the World Cup will be a success here in four years,” Blatter said during the unveiling.