Saturday Sep 03, 2022. 11:00
The World Cup trophy will arrive in Ghana’s capital city of Accra today, Saturday 3 September, as part of the fifth FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola.
According to a statement by the Ghana Football Association, fans will have the opportunity “to view the most iconic symbol in football and experience the real magic of the world’s largest, most anticipated sporting event – the FIFA World Cup 2022”.
The statement added, “The one-and-only, solid-gold original FIFA World Cup Trophy, the same trophy presented by FIFA to the team winning the FIFA World Cup, will be on display for fans around the world to see.”
Made of solid gold and weighing 6.142kg, the trophy depicts two human figures holding the globe aloft. Its current design dates back to 1974.
As one of the most recognised sports symbols in the world and a priceless icon, the original FIFA World Cup Trophy can only be touched and held by a very select group of people, which includes former winners of the tournament and heads of state.
David Trezeguet, who won the World Cup in 1998 with France and was part of their squads at the 2002 and 2006 tournaments, will be accompanying the trophy during the two days of activities in Ghana.
The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola kicked off in May in Dubai and has travelled to 19 countries and territories, including Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Pakistan, Lebanon, and more.
The second phase of the tour kicked off on August 19 in Zurich, Switzerland and will stop in all FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying nations, including Senegal, Cameroon, Tunisia, and Morocco.
Over the course of 2022, the original FIFA World Cup Trophy will travel to 51 countries and territories, bringing Coca-Cola and FIFA one step closer to visiting all FIFA’s 211 Members across the world by 2030.