Emblem a hit in Russia


Sixty-five per cent of Russians questioned have given a thumbs-up to the striking Official Emblem for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. The results were subject of an opinion poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (WCIOM) and commissioned

Konstantinovsky Palace to stage Preliminary Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup


The iconic Konstantinovsky Palace in St. Petersburg will provide the perfect setting for the first official event of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: the Preliminary Draw on 25 July 2015. The Preliminary Draw illustrates perfectly the FIFA World Cup’s

Nizhny Novgorod ready to start stadium construction


A government delegation led by Russian First Deputy Prime Minister, Igor Shuvalov, visited Nizhny Novgorod to check the pace of preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ in the city on the Volga this week. In addition to Igor

Russia 2018 LOC outlines plans for 2015


With 245 days to go until the first official 2018 FIFA World Cup™ event, outlining the details of the Preliminary Draw was among the main items on the agenda of the fourth meeting of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) Board held

Statement by the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee


The chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, Hans-Joachim Eckert, has released a statement relating to the investigatory chamber’s report on the inquiry into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™.      

FIFA set for first stadium inspection in Russia


A joint delegation made up of FIFA and Russia 2018 LOC representatives will hold its first official inspection visit to the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ stadiums on 16-23 October. The trip will see the delegation visiting stadiums in St. Petersburg,

New World Cup Emblem launched in Moscow


The first major milestone en route to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ was passed on Tuesday evening when the tournament’s Official Emblem was unveiled in Moscow. The ‘Urgant Night Show’, which was specially renamed as ‘Late Night Mundial’, provided

Moscow hosts meeting of LOC Supervisory Board


Moscow has played host to the third meeting of the Supervisory Board of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Local Organising Committee (LOC), chaired by the country's President Vladimir Putin. For the first time, the Russia 2018 LOC Supervisory Board adopted an

McDonald’s looking ahead to 2018


With the Official Emblem of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ set to be revealed in Moscow on 28th October, FIFA World Cup™ Sponsor McDonald’s is eagerly anticipating the launch which will mark one of the first major milestones on

FIFA responds to independent Ethics Committee statement


In reaction to Thursday's statement by the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, FIFA has issued the following statement: FIFA would firstly like to acknowledge the efforts made by the investigatory chamber and the adjudicatory chamber in