FIFA World Cup 2018 Official Sponsors & Partners
Football is not just a sport it’s much more than that. And when it comes to the International Football it’s the matter of feelings, passion & patriotism. The FIFA World Cup is above sport as it is the medium that connects the world together by eliminating the boundaries existing between the countries.
It brings people of all languages, religions, casts, color, and creed on the same level sending the message of peace, brotherhood & harmony. Every country whether rich or poor are all equal in this great sport. It is a game of togetherness where all the teammates play like a family and the opponents are treated with full respect as they exchange handshakes, hugs, and jerseys after the match. This is the reason it is called “The Beautiful Game”.
FIFA World Cup 2018 will be hosted by Russia where final 32 teams from all over the World will be playing in the tournament among which 31 will be determined through qualifying matches and the one country will be the one hosting the championship. The competition will start from 14 June’18 and will last for 32 days with the final to be played on 15 July’18.
It takes a great effort and huge amount of resources to organize this massive event. So following is the list of all the Sponsors & Partners who will be making this event possible.
List of FIFA World Cup 2018 Sponsors
1. Budweiser (www.budweiser.com):
Budweiser is an American-styled pale lager produced by Anheuser-Busch. It is currently a part of MNC Anheuser-Busch InBev. It is available in over 80 markets worldwide and is one of the highest selling beers in the US.
2. Hisense (www.hisense.com) :
McDonald’s is an American hamburger and fast food restaurant chain. It is one of the world’s largest restaurant chains, serving approximately 68 million customers daily in 120 countries across approximately 36,899 outlets. McDonald’s has for decades sponsored various sporting events with use of its brand name & usual media. Apart from FIFA World Cup it also has sponsored Little League & Olympic Games.
List of FIFA World Cup 2018 Partners
The Coca-Cola is a flagship product of The Coca-Cola Company which is an American Beverage Multinational Corp. and manufacturer, retailer & marketer of the non-alcoholic beverages. Coca-Cola’s advertising expenses accounted for US$3.256 billion in 2011. Coca-Cola has sponsored various sport events like English Football League, UEFA European Championship, FIFA World Cup, NASCAR, NHRA, PGA Tour and many more.
Gazprom is a Russian company founded in 1989, which carries on the business of extraction, production, transport & sale of the natural gas. It is the owner & sponsor of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg of Russian Premier League. In July 2012 Gazprom became the sponsor of UEFA Champions League & UEFA Super Cup till 2015.
4. Wanda Group:
It is a Chinese Multinational Conglomerate Corp. and world’s biggest private property developer & owner. The company HQ is in Beijing and it mainly works on four major industries viz. commercial property, luxury hotels, culture & tourism and department stores.
Wanda has signed a deal with FIFA to provide sponsorships at next four World Cups and has also signed a deal with La Liga club Atletico Madrid to name the new stadium name after them.
Visa Inc. is well renowned Multinational Financial Services Corporation that facilitates electronic fund transfer all over the world through Visa debit & Credit cards. The company HQ is in Foster City, California, US.
Visa has been a worldwide sponsor of various Olympic Games and previous FIFA World Cups that includes FIFA World Cup 2010, FIFA World Cup 2014 & FIFA Women’s World Cup.
6. Hyundai-Kia Motors:
Hyundai Motor Company is a South Korean Multinational Automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. The company along with its 32.8% owned subsidiary, Kia Motors together comprises The Hyundai Motor Group which is the Fifth Largest Automaker based on the annual sales report of 2012.
The Kia Motors is the second largest automobile company in South Korea with sales of over 3.3 million vehicles in 2015.
The Hyundai-Kia Motors sponsors various sports events like FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League, FIFA Women’s World Cup, UEFA European Championship and many more.