Fifa released the logo for the 2026 World Cup last Wednesday (17). The event was held at the Griffith Observatory, a postcard of Los Angeles, in the United States. The city will be one of 16 host cities for the competition, jointly organized by the US, Canada and Mexico.
The ceremony was presented by the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, and had the outstanding presence of the former player and current Brazilian manager, Ronaldo. The “Phenomenon” was responsible for fitting the World Cup trophy into the logo structure of the next men’s World Cup.
2026 #FIFAWorldCup Emblem: Launched #WeAre26 pic.twitter.com/IiKaQKRkS6
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) May 18, 2023
Other sports personalities were also present at the event, such as the North Americans Alexi Lalas and Carli Lloyd; Canadian Craig Forrest and former Mexican goalkeeper/striker Jorge Campos.
This is a moment when three countries and an entire continent say: ‘We stand together as one to welcome the world and deliver the biggest, best and most inclusive World Cup in history
Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA
Minimalist, the World Cup logo divided opinion on social networks. One of the main reasons for criticism was the absence of the visual identity of the countries involved in the competition.
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This content was originally published in Fifa reveals logo of the 2026 World Cup on the CNN Brasil website.