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image by Zachary Harden, 25 October 2017
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th instance of the tournament that took
place from 31 May to 30 June 2002. The host nations (the first and only instance
of two nations hosting the same World Cup) were South Korea and Japan. This is
the first major FIFA tournament to use the "slanted letters" wordmark that is
currently the FIFA logo. While
shows the mark was adopted in 1998, it does not seem to be used for the 1998
World Cup that took place in France, judging by
For the logo used, it was created by the Interbrand company from its London office, in consultation with its offices in Tokyo and Seoul. According to a FIFA Press Release, it was the first time in the history of the event that the World Cup Trophy was a main feature of the logo design. While the use of blue and red for Korea and Japan, respectively, was not stated in the press release, I guess it was to tie in both national flags (blue/red for South Korea and red for Japan). The circle element that goes around the trophy also ties in to Asian culture, and in turn, both the flags of South Korea and Japan. The press release can be seen at http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=1999/m=5/news=2002-fifa-world-cup-logo-launched-70788.html.
As for a flag, https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/o146827417 has a horizontal logo on a white flag with champions of previous editions of the World Cup on bottom in blue. At the Japanese Wikipedia version of the World Cup article, there is a stadium background with vertical banners that are in the different logo colors charged with a white logo. There is also a white vertical banner, similar to the "Fair Play" banners, used during the closing and opening ceremony where the full color logo is on white.
Zachary Harden, 25 October 2017
image by Randy Young, 25 October 2017
When I visited Seoul in August 2003, I found and purchased a 2002 FIFA World
Cup desk flag (4in x 6in). It looks just like the one presented by Zachary, but
with a purple field instead of white.
Randy Young, 25 October 2017
image by Zachary Harden, 25 October 2017
image located by Esteban Rivera, 21 June 2018
2018 FIFA World Cup was held from June 14, to July 15, 2018 and organized by
FIFA in Russia. The logo was officially unveiled on October 28, 2014 by
Cosmonauts at the International Space Station. The logo was inspired by Russia's
rich artistic tradition and its history of bold achievement and innovation. The
shape of FIFA 2018 logo has an outline of the World Cup trophy. The design
consists of the most dramatic use of red, blue and gold colors which symbolize
the “Age-old Art Techniques” from Russia.
Sources: https://fifaliveupdates.com/new-fifa-2018-logo-and-emblem/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_FIFA_World_Cup
The flag is a red background with the logo (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/67/2018_FIFA_World_Cup.svg) to the hoist and the name of the competition in white letters and on the bottom left corner the distinctive mark (http://www.pacificlicensing.com/resources/content/files/2018fwc_olp_page_5ptTM.jpg) of official licensed product. The size is 150 x 90 cm. The flag is seen here: http://cr00.epimg.net/radio/imagenes/2018/05/16/deportes/1526424862_127520_1526425423_noticia_normal.jpg
(source: http://caracol.com.co/radio/2018/05/16/deportes/1526424862_127520.html). Here's a render featuring the exact background but not the location of the logo and the title: https://brandiaglobal.com/prd/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/LB-1-FIFA.jpg.
The official flag is available at the FIFA store official website: https://d1o9t6vfkzs6yq.cloudfront.net/catalog/product/thumbnail/127b3e85c1b4fbb61f964f9854fb43c9/image/700x700/000/80/1/7/173598.jpg
For additional information go to 2018 FIFA World Cup (official website): http://en.fifa.com/worldcup/russia2018/news/index.html
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Organising Committee (official website): http://welcome2018.com/
Esteban Rivera, 21 June 2018
There was a special flag used during the qualification stage for this
tournament. It is dark blue in background with the cup logo in full color in the
middle. Above the cup logo is "qualifier" and below reads "Moscow 2018" (I
think). The text was in the same font described by Esteban and it is in white in
Zachary Harden, 21 June 2018