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Space: The 2018 Football World Cup opening ball aboard the ISS

Translated from French to English

March 22nd, 2018

A few months away from the start of the 2018 Football World Cup, which will take place in Russia from the 14th of June to the 15th of July, a special guest star got its ticket to ride the international space station: Telstar18. This is the name of the ball which will “perhaps be the one used for the first game of the World Cup”, said Russian astronaut Oleg Artemiev, on March 20th, during his last press conference before taking off. Indeed, a football is part of the luggage of this mission which took-off yesterday and will last a total of five months.


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