Hyundai Motor has supplied 530 vehicles to assist with the streamlined running of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The momentous vehicle handover ceremony took place on May 31 at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, further celebrating the strong and lasting partnership between Hyundai Motor and FIFA just before the world’s biggest sporting tournament begins, uniting football fans from around the world.
The FIFA World Cup will start on June 14 2018, with 32 national teams vying for a coveted place in the prestigious final, to be held in Moscow on July 15. Transportation is a critical part of organizing and running an event of this scale. As the Official Automotive Partner to FIFA, Hyundai Motor has supplied the 530-strong fleet of vehicles including its Santa Fe, Tucson, and H-1 (Starex) models to transport the national football teams, referees, officials and delegates during the international tournament. “We are proud to again partner with FIFA for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the biggest international sporting tournament in the world,” Minsoo Kim, Vice President of Hyundai Motor’s Marketing Division said.
“Hyundai Motor has been our Official Partner since 1999 and we are grateful for its support in supplying a quality fleet to assist with this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia,” said Jean-François Pathy, FIFA Director of Marketing Services.
Hyundai Motor also unveiled the 2018 FIFA World Cup national team’s buses with team slogans. As part of an international competition, each slogan was selected from approximately 160,000 submissions from fans around the world.