2006 FIFA World Cup Logo

9 06 2006

Now that the World Cup is upon us, the official FIFA logo is likely to become a familiar sight.

The 2006 FIFA World Cup logo was unveiled on 19 Nov 2002. The logo depicts three laughing faces in yellow, blue and green forming the symbol ‘006’ and inviting the world to a party for the next World Cup. The slogan in English translates as ‘Friends invite the world’ (Die Welt zu Gast bei Freunden). According to World Cup organizing committee president Franz Beckenbauer the logo should be referred to as the celebrating faces of football and aims to convey the message that Germany will be a welcoming and friendly host. ‘We believe that the new emblem perfectly expresses our philosophy of having a buoyant, cheerful and carefree tournament in 2006,” the former German coach and playing legend added. ‘Everybody knows that we’re good at organising but we wanted to convey an other, warmer and friendlier image of Germany.’