Thursday, February 11, 2010

FIFA World Cup Trophy arrives in Romania

The FIFA World Cup Trophy will arrive in Romania for the first time as part of a 225-day world tour organized by Coca-Cola in 86 countries on five continents.

The FIFA World Cup Trophy will travel across Romania from 6 to 8 April.

The Trophy Tour will include several events for which free tickets will be available through Coca-Cola promotions, according to a press release today (Thurs).

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said the tour was the most-ambitious project that had ever been dedicated to the World Cup.

The FIFA Trophy Tour started at FIFA headquarters in Zurich on 21 September 2009 and will include 86 countries. The trophy will travel 138,902 kilometres, more than three times the circumference of the earth.

The 18-carat trophy is 36.8 centimetres wide and weighs 6,175 grams. The base of the trophy has two semi-precious malachite layers and is engraved with the names of the football teams that have won the World Cup since 1974.

The World Cup winner gets the FIFA trophy and keeps it until the next World Cup. The team then gets a copy of the trophy.

The 2010 World Cup will be hosted by South Africa.
This is absolutely thrilling! First time that It will ever be Romania! Article says all. :D

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