Just three days ahead of the group stage draw, FIFA have unveiled the new FIFA World Cup Russia Official Poster to accompany the 2018 competition. Designed by Russian artist Igor Gurovich, the poster features Ballon d’Or-winning Soviet Union goalkeeper Lev Yashin.
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For the latest Russia poster, artist Igor Gurovich was inspired by the Russian movement of Constructivism from the late 1920s, in particular the posters designed by Dziga Vertov and the Stenberg brothers. The rays of light emanating from the ball, a common feature of Constructivist work, symbolises the tournament’s energy, while the circle of green represents the pitches of 12 stadiums in 11 Host Cities that will stage the 64 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The culmination of this festival of football will be the Final on 15 July 2018 at the Luzhniki Stadium, where the captain of the winning team will lift the FIFA World Cup Trophy in front of the watching world.