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Logo for 2018 World Cup resembles Alien

Sydney, Oct 29: FIFA chief Sepp Blatter has unveiled the 2018 World Cup logo with cosmonauts, which has a strong resemblance to an alien.

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

Unveiling the logo on a Russian state TV talk show, Blatter said that the logo would show the heart and spirit of Russia, News.com.au reported.

It was then presented over video link by a crew of three Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station, 400 kilometer above Earth.

Cosmonaut Elena Serova said that seeing the football World Cup in their country was a dream for all of them.

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

Blatter said that the World Cup kicks off as they introduce the official logo on Wednesday. He added that he is confident that the World Cup in Russia would be a success.

Blatter also said that he of course already saw the logo and liked it very much, adding that this is the symbol of the country, its heart and soul.

However, the reaction on social media was more or less unanimous that the World Cup logo looks like an alien. Specifically, the alien from American Dad, the report added. (ANI)

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