FIFA announces 2018 World Cup national slogans

The worlds governing football body, FIFA, published on Thursday a list of official logos for each of 32 participating teams in the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup and the logo of hosts Russia is "Play With an Open Heart."

"The votes have been counted. The fans have spoken," FIFA said in a statement, reports Tass news agency.

"We now have the 32 slogans that captured the hearts, and votes, of the global FIFA Club community."

Before the winning variant of "Play With an Open Heart" was approved in the course of the voting the other two variants in previous top-three had suggestions of "The Russian Bears Stride to Victory" and "With a Full Heart the Entire Nation is Pursuing the Dream."

"The winning slogans will be displayed on the 32 team buses at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia," the statement from FIFA said adding that each lucky slogan creator will be awarded with a trip to Russia for the world football championship.

Reigning world champions Germany will have the logo saying "Zusammen. Geschichte schreiben (Let's Write History Together), while the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup Champions Portugal may be recognized in Russia during the World Cup under their official logo "O Passado E Gloria, O Presente E Historia" (The Past Is Glory, The Present Is History).

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in 21 days with the opening match in the Russian capital of Moscow.

Russia selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

--IANS

ajb/vm


(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel