On Sunday, January 23 in St. Petersburg Grand Hotel Europe a formal signing of the Declaration on awarding Russia with the host country of the World Cup 2018 status was held. FIFA President Josef Blatter congratulated Russia on the successful completion of the application campaign once again and expressed confidence that the largest football forum will successfully take place in this country. “The 2018 World Cup is in safe hands. I am sure that Russia will cope with the organization and holding of the tournament perfectly. I have no doubt that this will be a grandiose feast “of football,” said Blatter with the reference of the official website of the RFU. One of the souvenirs presented to the president of FIFA was a football with logos of the World Cups and a personal portrait of the president himself. Of course, it was SouvenirBall that produced the original souvenir ball for Joseph Blatter.