After a successful launch at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio, with a bird’s eye view of the iconic Estádio do Maracanã, the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola jetted off to start its international tour by visiting Tahiti, Fiji and Vanuatu. With 3 of 89 countries having already welcomed the trophy, it’s now time to set off on the Caribbean leg of the tour.
In true superstar fashion, the most sought after symbol of football will have at its disposal it’s very own branded plane! This plane will now carry world football’s most coveted trophy and the global Trophy Tour team all over the world, with the final destination set to be back in the FIFA World Cup host country to start its domestic tour.
The plane will first be spotted when it lands in Costa Rica today, where the Trophy will spend 3 days before heading off to an unprecedented 34 Member Associations from the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)!
Joining the tour in 5 of the upcoming stops is former Aston Villa, Manchester United and Trinidad & Tobago forward Dwight Yorke, a man who has great experience winning trophies, with UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, and FA Cup titles to his name. Yorke was also captain of the Trinidad and Tobago squad during the 2006 FIFA World Cup campaign. He will be accompanying the Trophy in Haiti on the 25th to the 27th of October, Grenada on the 28th, Suriname on the 29th, Guyana on the 30th, and finally in his home country Trinidad and Tobago on the 31st of October.
“Having won almost every trophy there is in my career, this is still the one that got away!” jokes Yorke. “It’s just as surreal for me to have the opportunity to be so close to the trophy as I’m sure it will be for all the people that get the chance to see it on this worldwide tour. It really is the ultimate prize for any football fan or player. It’s a great opportunity and a joy to have it brought over to a part of the world that doesn’t often get these opportunities. I can’t wait to join the tour!” added Yorke.
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