One of the most famous sporting trophies in the world has arrived in Croatia.
The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola has arrived in Split, Croatia and fans will have the chance to get a close up look at the trophy this weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday the World Cup will be at Hrvatski dom at Prokurative in Split for fans to visit during the following times.
Saturday, 17 September (16:00 – 20:00)
Sunday, 18 September (10:00 – 18:00)
Former Croatian international Robert Jarni will be with Marco Materazzi greeting fans in Split.
The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola is travelling all 32 qualified nations and will end in Doha, Qatar just a few days before the World Cup gets under way on 20 November 2022.
“By, for the first time, visiting all the nations that have qualified for the FIFA World Cup, the momentum of the Trophy Tour will continue to build, giving fans of all ages a taste of the excitement to come – and we hope they will join us in Qatar later this year for the ultimate celebration of the beautiful game,” Colin Smith, FIFA’s Chief Operating Officer – World Cup, said.
The FIFA World Cup Trophy is made of solid gold and weighs 6.142kg. The current design dates back to 1974.
Because the regulations state that the original trophy must remain in FIFA’s care and cannot be won outright, it is only temporarily presented to the winning team at the FIFA World Cup. The champions are then permanently awarded a specific trophy relating to the edition of the tournament in question, the FIFA World Cup Winner’s Trophy – gold-plated rather than solid gold, it is engraved with the relevant year and the names of the host country (or countries) and the winning nation,” FIFA said in a statement.
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