As we inch towards the most elite football event on earth, 2018 FIFA World Cup, the organisers have released the team slogans of the participating 32 nations in Russia. The slogan of Russia, the host country of WC 2018 is “Play With an Open Heart,” and it is in sync with the motto of FIFA that reads: “For the Game. For the World.” The quadrennial international football tournament is scheduled to kick off on June 14 with Group A fixture, Russia vs Saudi Arabia. The hype and hysteria over 21st FIFA World Cup are skyrocketing as expected. And at the same time, it is heart-warming to see all the winning team slogans for the individual national teams represented at the FIFA World Cup sent in by fans globally that reflect the true sporting spirit. These powerful one-liners will be displayed on the 32 team buses at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. FIFA World Cup 2018 Schedule in IST for PDF Download: Fixtures, Groups, Time Table with Match Timings & Venue Details of Football WC in Russia.
The idea of presenting football fans worldwide a chance to send in one-liners representing their national side at the world cup was started by FIFA in 2006. The ‘Be There with Hyundai’ again held a competition to choose the best team slogans for the upcoming FIFA World Cup edition. "The votes have been counted. The fans have spoken," FIFA said in a statement. "We now have the 32 slogans that captured the hearts, and votes, of the global FIFA Club community!" It further added, "The winning slogans will be displayed on the 32 team buses at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia." These team slogans will serve as a constant source of motivation and create an environment of sportsmanship during the tournament.
These 32 winning entries are a delight to read. It is a beautiful collection of the slogan with some sent in native languages while others in English, but the important bit is the thoughtful words of these fans for their side. Be it Argentina’s “Together for a dream,” Croatia’s “Small country, big dreams,” Saudi Arabia’s “Desert Knights,” or Germany’s “Let's Write History Together,” each slogan conveys the idea of sportsmanship as well as national pride.
🎉WE HAVE OUR WINNERS🚌
🎟️It also means 32 winning entrants will be going to Russia for the #WorldCup!
— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) May 24, 2018
As for the winning fans, they will be sent on a lavish trip to Russia. As per FIFA’s official website, the lucky winners will receive flight tickets for two to Russia, at least three nights’ accommodation in a four-star hotel, two tickets to a match of FIFA’s choosing at Russia 2018 and the opportunity to escort the team for which they presented their slogan to a match. Holy moly! Let’s check out the winning team slogans that have earned the football fans with such fantastic prizes.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Team Slogans of 32 Participating Nations in Russia
- Argentina: UNIDOS POR UNA ILUSIÓN (Together for a dream)
- Australia: BE BRAVE, BE BOLD, SOCCEROOS IN GREEN AND GOLD
- Belgium: RED DEVILS ON A MISSION
- Brazil: MAIS QUE 5 ESTRELAS 200 MILHÕES DE CORAÇÕES (More than 5 stars, 200 million hearts)
- Colombia: AQUÍ VAN 1 SUEÑO, 3 COLORES Y 50 MILLONES DE CORAZONES (Here goes 1 dream, 3 colors and 50 million hearts)
- Costa Rica: NO HAY IMPOSIBLE CUANDO JUEGA TODO UN PAÍS (Nothing is impossible when a whole country plays)
- Croatia: MALA ZEMLJA. VELIKI SNOVI (Small country, big dreams)
- Denmark: SAMMEN SKABER VI HISTORIE (Together We Make History)
- England: SEND US VICTORIOUS
- Egypt: لما نقول الفراعنة الدنيا تقوم تسمعنا (When You Say Pharaohs, The World Must Get Up And Listen)
- France: VOTRE FORCE, NOTRE PASSION. ALLEZ LES BLEUS!!! (Your Strength, Our Passion! Come On Les Bleus!)
- Germany: ZUSAMMEN. GESCHICHTE SCHREIBEN (Let's Write History Together)
- Iceland: Látum drauminn verða að veruleika (Let's Make Our Dream Come True)
- Iran: 80 million people, 1 nation , 1 heart beat
- Japan: いざ「闘え」、サムライブルー！(It’s Time To Battle, Samurai Blue!)
- Korea Republic: 아시아의 호랑이, 세계를 삼켜라 (Tigers Of Asia, Conquer The World)
- Mexico: ¡HECHOS EN MÉXICO!, ¡HECHOS PARA LA VICTORIA! (Made In Mexico, Made For Victory)
- Morocco: اسود الاطلس فخر المغرب (The Atlas Lions, Pride Of Morocco)
- Nigeria: the wings of african pride
- Panama: ¡PANAMÁ! LA FUERZA DE DOS MARES (Panama The Force Of Two Seas)
- Peru: ¡ESTAMOS DE VUELTA! ACÁ VIAJAN MÁS DE 30 MILLONES DE PERUANOS! (We Are Back! 30 Million Peruvians Are Travelling Here)
- Poland: POLSKA DAWAJ! (GO POLAND!)
- Portugal: O PASSADO É GLÓRIA, O PRESENTE É HISTÓRIA (The past is glory, the present is history)
- Russia: ИГРАЙ С ОТКРЫТЫМ СЕРДЦЕМ (Play with an open heart)
- Saudi Arabia: فرسان الصحراء (Desert Knights)
- Senegal: IMPOSSIBLE N'EST PAS SÉNÉGALAIS (Impossible Is Not Senegalese)
- Serbia: Jedan tim, jedan san - Srbija! (One Team, One Dream - Serbia!)
- Spain: JUNTOS SOMOS INVENCIBLES (Together We Are Invincible)
- Sweden: TILLSAMMANS FÖR SVERIGE! (Together For Sweden!)
- Switzerland: FOUR LANGUAGES, ONE NATION
- Tunisia: يا روسيا جاوك النسور. يد وحدة ملاعبية و جمهور (Russia Here Comes The Eagles Hand In Hand Players And Fans)
- Uruguay: BRILLA EL SOL EN RUSIA, EL CIELO ES TODO CELESTE (The Sun Shines In Russia, The Sky Is All Light Blue)
Earlier, FIFA World Cup 2018 song titled "Live it up" was announced. It will be sung by Hollywood actor-rapper Will Smith along with singers Nicky Jam and Era Istrefi who are all set to make the ‘world dance’ with their song, which will be performed at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final on July 15 in Moscow. The official music video will be available worldwide on June 7. As per FIFA World Cup 2018 schedule timetable, host nation Russia will take on Saudi Arabia on 14th June 2018 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.