The Mexican leg of the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola began in Guadalajara, where the Coca-Cola airplane was received with mariachis and percussionists and a mix of Mexican and African rhythms.
In Monterrey, not even the cold weather discouraged excited fans. Four years after the first FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola, they patiently waited in line for another chance to see the Trophy up close.
The celebration reached a peak in Mexico City, where President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa and the first-lady Margarita Zavala received the trophy in their official residence, known as Los Pinos. Indeed, President Calderon was the only Mexican allowed to touch it.
Out of a total of 83 countries, Mexico was privileged to have the trophy travel to three cities. This meant three opportunities for fans to remember previous FIFA World Cups and to take pictures with the most coveted award of the sporting world.
Also, in Guadalajara, Monterrey and Mexico City, singers David Bisbal and K’naan reached out to thousands of fans by singing “Waving Flag”, the official Coca-Cola anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The trophy now heads to Europe, and returns to North America at the end of April for stops in Toronto in Canada; Miami and Houston in the USA, before heading to its final destination of South Africa.