FIFA World Cup trophy to visit the Gulf this month

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE will be part of a global tour of 89 countries
FIFA World Cup trophy to visit the Gulf this month
The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour will visit 89 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE.
By Staff writer
Sun 08 Dec 2013 12:08 PM

Football fans in the Gulf will be able to get a glimpse of the FIFA World Cup trophy when its official global tour stops off in the region this month.

“This tour is an exclusive initiative from Coca-Cola whereby the trophy travels around several markets, allowing millions of people a chance to revel in its glory and experience the excitement of the FIFA World Cup in their own communities, building up the anticipation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro,” organisers said in a release.

The trophy will visit Saudi Arabia from December 9 to 11, Doha on December 12-14 and the UAE on December 15-16.

The FIFA World Cup Trophy tour will span over 92,000 miles and will visit 89 countries during its nine-month journey.

The tour started in Brazil on September 12 and after the Gulf it will move on to Europe and South America, before returning to Brazil in April 2014.

Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

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