Officially, 32 teams from all around the world will take part in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. After series of qualification games were played in each confederation (Asia, Africa, North-, Central America and the Caribbean, South America, Europe and Oceania), several best national teams were selected to participate in the final tournament.
The postage stamps feature the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Official Logo and Emblems, footballers at play; each of the stamps depicts a group of four participating teams with their national flags.
In addition to the postage stamps, JSC Marka is to release FDCs and special cancellation postmarks for 12 cities, as well as a presentation pack in an illustrated cover with a mini sheet and FDCs with cancellation for Moscow.
Design: О. Shushlebina, Е. Plotnikova.
Face value: 40 RUB.
Size of stamp: 42×30 mm, size of sheet: 104×153 mm.
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins of 8 (2×4) stamps, miniature sheet.
Circulation: 440 thousand stamps of each value (55 thousand sheets, 295 thousand mini sheets).