FIFA World Cup trophy completes its journey across Russia and the globe

Tuesday, 2018-06-12 20:26:16
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The FIFA World Cup trophy travelled more than 172,000km and visited 91 cities in 51 countries.
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NDO/FIFA – FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola finished in Moscow after a tour across Russia and the globe just a few days before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia kicks off at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.

During the Russian and international legs, the trophy travelled more than 172,000km and visited 91 cities in 51 countries. It was a rare opportunity to see the original trophy up close, with more than 800,000 fans in Russia and worldwide making the most of this unique opportunity to come close to the ultimate prize in football, and more than 570,000 marking the occasion by having their photography taken with the trophy.

Since 2006, every new edition of the FIFA World Cup has brought with it the promise of a new trophy tour travelling and touching down in new cities and meeting new fans. Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, FIFA and long-term partner Coca-Cola devised the longest-ever route across the host country in the project’s history especially for Russia.

“After a long journey, the fourth edition of the trophy tour concluded in Russia’s capital Moscow, the same city where the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino launched this remarkable tour almost nine months ago at Luzhniki Stadium,” said FIFA Chief Commercial Officer Philippe Le Floc’h.

Over the past ten months, FIFA legends, 2018 FIFA World Cup ambassadors and prominent figures around the world have provided valuable support with the organisation of the tour.