Russia 2018 press conference streamed live on

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Local Organising Committee (“Russia 2018 LOC”) is holding a press conference in Moscow on 20 March 2012. The key features will include the unveiling of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Interim Event Mark and our first official Ambassador; the presentation of our strategic vision; and an update on the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia host city selection process.

The FIFA World Cup is going to be a celebration of football for the whole of Russia, and we want you – the fans of football around the world – to be involved every step of the way. The Russia 2018 LOC invites you to join us for this latest milestone in our preparations by watching the press conference streamed live on Just return to shortly before 9am CET on Tuesday to launch the video player.

Speakers at the event from FIFA and Russia 2018 LOC are:

  • Vitaly Mutko (Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy and Russia 2018 LOC Chairman)

  • Thierry Weil (Director of Marketing, FIFA)

  • Alexey Sorokin (Russia 2018 LOC CEO) For further information please contact:

2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM Media Office