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An Illustrated History Of World Cup Posters

FIFA have unveiled the official poster of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The posters features Ballon d’Or winner Lev Yashin as the main figure, and has been designed by Russian artist Igor Gurovich.

World Cup 2018

“The Official Poster of the 2018 Fifa World Cup is a true reflection of Russia’s artistic and football heritage,” said Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura.

“We are very proud of this beautiful landmark asset that portrays such an important icon and celebrates the coming tournament on Russian soil.”

Chairman of the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee Vitaly Mutko added: “It was very important for us to portray Russia as the Host Country in the Official Poster.

“That’s why we chose Lev Yashin, a symbol of Russian football, as the main figure. I’m sure that the poster will become one of the most memorable symbols of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia and that fans and participants alike will approve of it.”

Since the first football World Cup back in 1930 in , it has become tradition for each tournament to design their own unique poster. FootTheBall takes a detailed look at them! Let us know which one you love the best!

1930 World Cup

1934 World Cup

1938 World Cup

1950 World Cup

1954 World Cup

1958 World Cup

1962 World Cup

1966 World Cup

1974 World Cup

1978 World Cup

1982 World Cup

1986 World Cup

1990 World Cup

1994 World Cup


1998 World Cup

2002 World Cup

2006 World Cup

2010 World Cup

2014 World Cup

2018 World Cup

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