FIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World Cup Official ball tested [VIDEO] Published 7 months agoon May 31, 2018By GoalBall Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Oleg Artemyev played an improvised football match aboard the International Space Station (ISS) with a ball, which is planned to be used during the opening game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow, Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos announced on Thursday. This reported by TASS. A 2018 FIFA World Cup Official ball called Telstar 18, was brought to the space station by Artemyev on March 24 on board the Soyuz MS-08 manned spacecraft, which blasted off from the Baikonur spaceport on March 21.“Expedition 55 Commander Anton Shkaplerov and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev played football in the ISS,” according to Roscosmos. “An official Telstar 18 ball was especially brought to the space station for this purpose and the ball planned to be returned to Earth together with the crew of the Soyuz MS-07 manned spacecraft on June 3.”The football match was held in zero-gravity conditions in the Japanese Kibo module of the space station, as both cosmonauts tried to score the ball using improvised targets, such as a square entrance to the US Harmony module. READ ALSO: Official 2018 World Cup song: Will Smith to team up with DiploRussian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Oleg Artemyev, NASA astronauts Scott Tingle, Richard Arnold and Andrew Feustel, and also Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai are currently working aboard the space station.Shkaplerov, Tingle and Kanai are planned to return to the Earth aboard the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft on June 3.The official ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Telstar 18, was unveiled in the Russian capital of Moscow in early November. The solemn ceremony was attended by active and former football stars such as Argentina’s Lionel Messi, France’s Zinedine Zidane, Brazil’s Kaka, Italy’s Alessandro Del Piero and Spain’s Xabi Alonso.The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in two weeks with the opening match in the Russian capital of Moscow.Russia selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in the 11 mentioned above cities across Russia. Two of the stadiums are located in the Russian capital. More Topics:FIFA world cupVideos Advertisement What Others Are Reading List Of All Time Top Goal Scorers In World Cup History FIFA U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2018: Nigeria through to Quarter-finals VIDEO: Iniesta Scores World Class First Goal For New Club Televisa Sued For Allegedly Paying Bribes For World Cup Rights U-20 WWC Openers: Nigeria and Ghana Lose Coaches Meet For Ten-Day Workshop On Women’s Football Development Advertisement LatestPopularVideos Leagues and Cups9 hours agoSuper Eagles defender Stephen Eze stirs Lokomotiv Plodiv To First Win News9 hours agoMourinho Claims Manchester United’s Problem Started With David Moyes Premier League9 hours ago“Sell Iwobi to Ipswich” – frustrated Arsenal fans react to 3-2 loss News11 hours agoOgenyi Onazi Reiterates ‘Commitment To Playing’ For Nigeria Leagues and Cups12 hours agoLaLiga 2: Uzoho Helps Elche To their First Win In Seven Games Premier League19 hours agoLiverpool vs Manchester United: Salah Threatens Mourinho News11 hours agoOgenyi Onazi Reiterates ‘Commitment To Playing’ For Nigeria News19 hours agoYakubu Ayegbeni Buys Wife Range Rover SUV [PHOTOS] Leagues and Cups12 hours agoLaLiga 2: Uzoho Helps Elche To their First Win In Seven Games Premier League13 hours agoSouthampton End Arsenal’s Unbeaten Run Ends With 3-2 Loss Premier League13 hours agoSouthampton End Arsenal’s Unbeaten Run Ends With 3-2 Loss News2 days agoModric Slams Ronaldo And Messi for snubbing Ballon D’Or 2018 Ceremony News2 days agoSalah Wins BBC African Footballer Of The Year Award Again Women's World Cup2 days agoFrance Women’s World Cup: NFF Secure Austria Camp For Falcons Leagues and Cups3 days agoAfrica U-20 Cup of Nations: Flying Eagles Drawn Against South Africa Advertisement My Tweets Want to Buy Cheap Data Bundle, Buy Cheap Airtime, Send Bulk SMS, Pay Cable TV Subscription, Transfer Money, Print Recharge PIN, or Convert Airtime To Data? >> >> CLICK HERE to get started!