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FIFA cuts World Cup video over Crimea map

FIFA sorry for World Cup 2018 launch video which showed Crimea as part of Russia
The Associated Press

MOSCOW - FIFA has expressed regret on Thursday after its video launching the logo for the 2018 World Cup showed the disputed Crimean peninsula as part of Russia.

The video, broadcast as the logo was beamed onto Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre on Tuesday, included a map of host nation Russia, including Crimea.

The clip was commissioned by Russia's World Cup organizing committee from a "local creative agency" and has now been edited to remove the "short sequence in question," FIFA says.

FIFA cuts World Cup video over Crimea map

FIFA sorry for World Cup 2018 launch video which showed Crimea as part of Russia
The Associated Press

MOSCOW - FIFA has expressed regret on Thursday after its video launching the logo for the 2018 World Cup showed the disputed Crimean peninsula as part of Russia.

The video, broadcast as the logo was beamed onto Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre on Tuesday, included a map of host nation Russia, including Crimea.

The clip was commissioned by Russia's World Cup organizing committee from a "local creative agency" and has now been edited to remove the "short sequence in question," FIFA says.

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