first_imgWorld Cup Trophy Tour 2018 What is the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola and where is it going? Goal Last updated 1 year ago 02:38 1/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Coca-Cola WC Trophy Tour 10 Coca-Cola/Goal World Cup Trophy Tour 2018 Over the next few months the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola will visit no less than 91 cities across 51 countries and six continents It’s the trophy we all want more than any other.The entire world wants to witness their country claim it for themselves. And every player in the history of the game has spent countless night dreaming of one day rising it above their heads.But the truth is, few of us will ever even get to see it, let alone win it or lift it triumphantly. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player At least that was the case before Coca-Cola took on the momentous task of bringing it to the world.Coca-Cola WC Trophy Tour 7The trophy has now begun its globetrot in earnest, with Monday’s official opening ceremony seeing former winners provide it a fitting goodbye.England 1966 hero Sir Geoff Hurst and Italy 2006 star Andrea Pirlo joined Goal in London to climb aboard the plane before it departed on its epic journey.WHAT IS THE FIFA WORLD CUP TROPHY TOUR BY COCA-COLA?The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola is a global journey that will deliver the most coveted trophy in all of sports to every corner of the globe, before returning to Russia in June for World Cup 2018.“The Trophy Tour will give fans everywhere a taste of the excitement that’s to come, not to mention a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the Trophy for themselves,”said Ricardo Fort, Vice President of Global Sports Partnerships at The Coca-Cola Company.HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?2018 is the fourth time long-standing World Cup sponsor Coca-Cola have joined forces with FIFA to take the trophy to fans across the world. This year it will attend a number of nations for the first time, including Iceland and Mongolia, and looks set to be bigger and better than ever.“Following the success of the first phase of the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, which gave more than 220,000 people across Russia the chance to see the FIFA World Cup Trophy with their own eyes, we are very excited to now offer this unforgettable opportunity to football fans around the world,” said Phillipe Le Floc’h, Chief Commercial Officer at FIFA.WHERE HAS IT BEEN SO FAR?Before kicking it off the global leg of this remarkable tour, the trophy travelled all across World Cup 2018 host nation Russia.So, it was just a small-scale domestic leg to warm up for what lies ahead? Not a chance!The trophy travelled right across Russia over a three-month period, taking in 16 cities and racking up almost 10,000 miles.WHERE WILL IT GO NEXT?Where won’t it go? Over the next few months the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola will visit no less than 91 cities across 51 countries and six continents before settling back in Russia for the tournament.Next up is Colombo, Sri Lanka, and the tour will end in Vladivostok on May 1. See the full list of destinations below. DESTINATION DATE Colombo, Sri Lanka 23-24 January Male, Maldives 24-25 January Phuket, Thailand 26-27 January Vientiane, Laos 28 January Macau, China P.R 29 January Nukualofa, Tonga 31 January Honiara, Solomon Islands 1 February Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 1 February Lahore, Pakistan 3 February Almaty, Kazakhstan 4 February Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 5 February Dushanbe, Tajikistan 5 February Tashkent, Uzbekistan 6 February Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 7 February Yerevan, Armenia 7 February Tblisi, Georgia 8 February Baku, Azerbaijan 9 February Valetta, Malta 10 February Vienna, Austria 11 February Minsk, Belarus 13 February Sofia, Bulgaria 14 February Tel Aviv, Israel 15 February Larnaca, Cyprus 16 February Ramallah, Palestine 17-19 February Amman, Jordan 20 February Dubai, United Arab Emirates 21 February Khartoum, Sudan 22-23 February Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 24-25 February Nairobi, Kenya 26-27 February Maputo, Mozambique 28 February Johannesburg, South africa 1-2 March Cape Town, South Africa 3 March Kampala, Uganda 5-6 March Abuja, Nigeria 7-8 March Lagos, Nigeria 9-10 March Dakar, Senegal 11-12 March Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire 13-14 March Cairo, Egypt 15-16 March Naples, Italy 17-19 March Paris, France 20-21 March Cologne, Germany 22-23 March Oslo, Norway 24 March Torshavn, Faroe Islands 24-25 March Reykjavik, Iceland 25 March Tucuman, Argentina 27-28 March Berazategui, Argentina 29 March Buenos Aires 30-31 March Rosario, Argentina 1-2 April Bogota, Colombia 3-5 April Panama City, Panama 6 April San Jose, Costa Rica 7-8 April Guadalajara, Mexico 9-10 April Monterrey, Mexico 11-12 April Mexico City, Mexico 13-15 April New York, USA 16 April Miami, USA 17 April Los Angeles, USA 18-20 April Frankfurt, Germany 22 April Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 23 April Beijing, China P.R 25 April Shanghai, China P.R 26 April Tokyo, Japan 27-28 April Osaka, Japan 29-30 April Vladivostok, Russia 1 May For more information on the Trophy Tour head to the official FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour Instagram or Facebook pagelast_img