The prestigious and iconic FIFA world cup trophy will reach Lahore tomorrow (3rd February).
The retired Real Madrid and France midfielder, Christian Karembeu, will accompany the trophy to Pakistan.
FIFA World Cup trophy is coming to Pakistan as part of its global tour where it will land in 91 different cities of 51 counties across the world. Cumulatively the trophy will travel 126,000 kilometers and 6 continents.
The trophy tour began from London, England on 22nd January. In Pakistan, the trophy will be welcomed by many football enthusiasts along with famous celebrities and sports stars.
Former Pakistan cricket team batsman Younis Khan, singers Momina Mustehsan and Quratulain Baloch, and actress Maya Ali will accompany Christain Karembeu on the special chartered plane that is carrying the trophy around.
The group will land in Lahore tomorrow to mark trophy’s touchdown in the country.
A festival will be held in a park where the trophy will be held on display. The trophy will stay there for one whole day before moving to its next destination.
The beautiful FIFA trophy, introduced back in 1974, is made out of 18 karats of gold.
The trophy weighs 6.1 kilograms and is 36.8 centimeters in height.
Take a look at the beautiful piece of art:
The world trophy tour will end on 30th April in Tokyo, Japan. World Cup 2018 will kick off from 14th June in Russia.