(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The FIFA World Cup trophy arrives in Sri Lanka last night and began its tour of Sri Lanka today.
The fourth FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour gives Sri Lankan fans the chance to experience football’s most coveted prize.
“Glad to kick off the #TrophyTour in Colombo this morning. Good Luck to all the competing teams & fans of @FIFAWorldCup around the world,” President Maithripala Sirisena tweeted after launching the Sri Lanka leg of the tour.
The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola began its historic journey from Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium (Russia) on 9th September 2017.
The Russian leg of the FIFA Trophy Tour was officially launched when FIFA President Gianni Infantino presented President of Russia Vladimir Putin with the Trophy in the Host Nation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™.
The global leg of the tour features Sri Lanka as the first international destination in its 51-country tour prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in June 2018.
The arrival and viewing of the FIFA World Cup Trophy in Sri Lanka is being hosted by Coca-Cola Sri Lanka in partnership with the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) and with support and guidance from the Ministry of Sports, Government of Sri Lanka.
The Original Trophy will be in the country till this evening and an exciting itinerary has been planned around the historic event.
A public event was held at the BMICH today where the Trophy was displayed for 1,500 lucky fans to have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the coveted Trophy in person. The Trophy will then be taken to Maldives as the next destination of the tour itinerary.