SELECT MAD-KEEN AUSSIE SOCCER FANS are drooling at the chance of winning a free trip to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup simply by their peers voting for their favourite team bus slogans, announced online recently.

The most popular slogan suggested from the three selected for Australia will grace the 2018 FIFA World Cup Socceroos team bus.

With Hyundai Motor Company an official partner of FIFA and supplier of bus transportation for all 32 qualifying teams, a competition has been running to suggest a team slogan for the different respective buses – with each eventual winner securing a footy ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Moscow.

According to Hyundai, the Korean automotive juggernaut received around 160,000 slogan recommendations from global football fans and recently announced the final top three slogans for the Be There With Hyundai (BTWH) campaign.

Punters can vote for their preferred national team’s slogan before until May 14 via the 2018 FIFA World Cup website www.fifa.com/betherewithhyundai. The 32 winning slogans selected by football fans will be the team bus slogans during the international competition, says Hyundai.

The winning slogans will be wrapped around each of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ national team buses used to travel to and from FIFA World Cup™ matches, the company states. The fans responsible for creating the winning slogans will be rewarded with an exclusive Team Bus Convoy vehicle experience, where each winner and a guest of their choice will travel to Russia to ride in an official Hyundai convoy vehicle. This will accompany the team and watch them compete in a selected 2018 FIFA World Cup™ match.

The first round of the BTWH competition gave fans the chance to submit team slogans from December 4, 2017 to February 28, 2018. Slogans that captured the passion of the national teams have since been shortlisted for the final voting.

"We are thrilled to announce the Top 3 FIFA World Cup™ team bus slogans for each of the 32 qualified national football teams and look forward to seeing their team slogans selected by real football fans," said Minsoo Kim, vice president of Hyundai Motor’s Marketing Division.

"As the FIFA World Cup’s official automotive sponsor, we are committed to providing fans with memorable experiences like this, just as we are committed to caring for our customers by ensuring special and rewarding Hyundai ownership experiences the world over."

Additional contest details will be made available to football fans via the official website www.fifa.com/betherewithhyundai.


According to organisers, all eyes will be on the 32 team buses as they arrive at stadia across Russia, carrying the likes of soccers superstars Lionel Messi, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mo Salah, for matches at the 21st FIFA World Cup.

The winning slogans will be emblazoned on each of the team buses. The 32 people who came up with them will win an amazing trip to Russia 2018. It consists of the following:

- Economy class return flights for two people to Russia;

- At least three nights’ accommodation in a four-star hotel;

- Two tickets to a match of FIFA’s choosing at Russia 2018; and

 - The opportunity to escort the team for which they presented a winning slogan to the stadium for one of their matches.

The sixty-four runners-up – two for each World Cup team – will each receive:

* An adidas Telstar 18 – the official ball of the 2018 World Cup;

* A Hyundai Premium Set – comprising a Hyundai-branded adidas cap, a Hyundai-branded adidas backpack, and a Hyundai-branded adidas Telstar 18 football.

Winners will be announced on FIFA.com before the end of May. The tournament will be held 14 June - 15 July, 2018.





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