October 28, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed the logo for the 2018 World Cup in Russia - with the help of a crew of cosmonauts.

The logo depicts the World Cup trophy in red and blue, colors from the Russian flag, with gold trim.

Unveiling the logo on a Russian state TV talk show, Blatter said the logo would show Russia's ''heart and spirit.'' It was then presented over video link by a crew of three Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station.

''Seeing the football World Cup in our country was a dream for all of us,'' cosmonaut Elena Serova said.

Simultaneously with the logo's appearance on TV, it was beamed onto Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre as part of a light show.

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