• 100 Francs 2017, Burkina Faso, 2018 Football (Soccer) World Cup in Russia
  • 100 Francs 2017, Burkina Faso, 2018 Football (Soccer) World Cup in Russia
Description

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. This will be the first World Cup ever held in Eastern Europe, and the first held in Europe since 2006.

The 20 World Cup tournaments have been won by eight different national teams. Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. The other World Cup winners are Germany and Italy, with four titles each; Argentina and inaugural winner Uruguay, with two titles each; and England, France and Spain, with one title each. The current champion is Germany, which won its fourth title at the 2014 tournament in Brazil.

The World Cup is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world as well as the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games; the cumulative audience of all matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup was estimated to be 26.29 billion with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the final match, a ninth of the entire population of the planet.

Obverse

Depicts a coat of arm of Burkina Faso, country name above, value below.

The coat of arms of Burkina Faso contains a shield based on the national flag. Above the shield the name of the country is shown, while below it is the national motto, Unité, Progrès, Justice (French for "Unity, Progress, Justice"). The supporters are two white stallions. The two plants emerging from the lower banner appear to represent pearl millet, an important cereal grain cultivated in this country where agriculture represents 32% of the gross domestic product. This coat of arms is similar to the old Upper Volta coat of arms, with the Burkina Faso flag replacing the Upper Volta flag in the middle.

The West African CFA franc is the currency of eight independent states in West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo. The acronym CFA stands for Communauté Financière d'Afrique ("Financial Community of Africa") or Communauté Financière Africaine ("African Financial Community").

REPUBLIQUE DU BURKINA FASO
BURKINA FASO
Unité, Progrès, Justice
100
FRANCS CFA

Reverse

Depicts a relief image of a kicking wolf with the Moscow Kremlin Wall behind surrounded by the inscription in Russian and French "World Cup • Russia 2018 • Football". Date below.

The wolf has nothing to do with the original mascot. The official FIFA World Cup mascot for the 2018 tournament, a wolf named Zabivaka ("the one who scores" in Russian). Representing an anthropomorphic wolf with brown and white wool T-shirt with the words "RUSSIA 2018" and orange sport glasses. The combination of white, blue and red T-shirt and shorts are the national colors of the Russian team.

The Moscow Kremlin Wall is a defensive wall that surrounds the Moscow Kremlin, recognisable by the characteristic notches and its Kremlin towers. The original walls were likely a simple wooden fence with guard towers built in 1156.

ЧЕМПИОНАТ МИРА • CHAMPIONNAT DU MONDE • РОССИЯ-2018 • RUSSIE-2018 • ФУТБОЛ • FOOTBALL •
2018
2017

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Melchior
Weight 25 g
Diameter 39 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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