FIFA unveils Yashin-themed poster for Russia’s 2018 World Cup

 

By: Reuters | Moscow |
Printed: November 28, 2017 10:12 pm


Orange rays emanate from the ball and the circle of inexperienced in the course of the poster represents the pitches of the 12 match venues. AP

FIFA offered the official poster for subsequent yr’s World Cup finals in Moscow on Tuesday, unveiling a classic design of Soviet goalkeeping nice Lev Yashin in flight.

Impressed by the constructivist artwork motion, the poster exhibits Yashin, carrying a knee brace and his signature cap, leaping throughout to get a hand on an outsized ball that includes Russia’s landmass seen from house.

Orange rays emanate from the ball and the circle of inexperienced in the course of the poster represents the pitches of the 12 match venues, FIFA mentioned.

The poster’s presentation comes three days earlier than the World Cup draw takes place to find out the match ups for the group stage.

“We are very proud of this beautiful landmark asset that portrays such an important icon and celebrates the coming tournament on Russian soil,” FIFA Secretary Common Fatma Samoura mentioned of the poster.

Yashin, who died in 1990, competed in 4 World Cups — 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970. He’s the one goalkeeper to have received the Ballon d’Or award.

Russia is ready to host the World Cup finals from June 14 to July 15 in 12 venues unfold throughout 11 cities, together with Moscow, St Petersburg and Sochi.

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