"The 2018 Russia Local Organising Committee would like to wish a warm Season’s Greetings to the global football community. In 2018, the world will experience the open and friendly hospitality Russia offers as we welcome travelling fans to our tournament, to our home, and to the future of football.
We have a long, exciting road ahead of us and preparations are already well underway. So from all of us here at the LOC: a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has helped our journey get off to such a flying start; and health, happiness and the very best of luck to the entire football world.”
The Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee*
2018 Russia LOC CEO, Alexey Sorokin: "This time of year is very special to us at the LOC and to the people of Russia. It’s a time for family, and companionship and togetherness. Happy holidays to all our friends in football!”
Andrey Arshavin, captain of the Russian national team: "Season’s greetings to football fans of the world. I can’t wait for people to come and experience Russia’s fantastic festival of football in 2018.”