Celtic duo Emilio Izaguirre and Efe Ambrose proudly welcomed the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy to Glasgow today as the world’s largest FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by
Honduran left back Izaguirre, and Nigerian defender Ambrose, who will both be hoping to be part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ with their respective national sides, came face-to-face with the solid gold FIFA World Cup™ Trophy on its arrival in George Square. Fans were also given the unique opportunity to have their photo taken with the iconic FIFA World Cup™ Trophy.
In addition fans also joined in with a host of fun, football-themed challenges; including having a go at a penalty kick competition and taking part in a freestyle master class, where two world-class freestylers showed off their skills and taught football fans to perform tricks. The activities were part of
The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy is making a record global tour of nearly 100,000 miles – which is 3.75 times around the world - visiting 90 countries in 6 continents as part of the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by
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About the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy
The authentic, one-of-a-kind FIFA World Cup™ Trophy is awarded to the winning nation at each tournament. The iconic trophy measures 36.8 centimetres (14.5 inches) high, weighs in at 6,175 grams (13.61 pounds) and is made of solid, 18-carat gold. The winners retain it until the next tournament and are awarded a replica that is gold-plated, rather than solid gold. The base contains two layers of semi-precious malachite, while the bottom side of the Trophy bears the engraved year and name of each FIFA World Cup™ winner since 1974.
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The Trophy Tour was developed through an exclusive partnership between FIFA and
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