Published: 2018-02-14 15:47
Last Updated: 2018-02-14 17:41
On February 19, 2018, the FIFA World Cup Trophy will arrive to Jordan as part of a global tour organized by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) This will give Jordanian football fans the chance to see the most coveted-football prize in person for the first time.
The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) said on their Twitter that the Trophy will be displayed at Ras El Ain Gallery in Amman, where people will have the rare opportunity to get up close to the Trophy that will be presented to the winner of the World Cup tournament in July.
#امانة_عمان_الكبرى— أمانة عمّان الكُبرى (@GAMtweets) February 14, 2018
يصل في التاسع عشر من الشهر الجاري الى المملكة كأس العالم في إطار جولة عالمية ينظمها إتحاد الدولي لكرة القدم الفيفا وسيكون جاليريا رأس العين التابع لامانة عمان محطة أمام المواطنين لمشاهدته وإلتقاط الصور التذكارية. pic.twitter.com/tqksj1PeOv
The World Cup Trophy is usually kept at the FIFA World Football Museum in Zurich, Germany. However, FIFA in partnership with Coca Cola launched a global tour for the fourth time ever. This edition of the tour started on September 9 from Moscow and the Trophy is scheduled to visit more than 91 cities across 51 countries, including Jordan.
“You cannot believe the excitement that will be built from those visits. If you have ever seen the marvelled look in the eyes of a football fan when being next to the FIFA World Cup Original Trophy, you know what I mean,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said.
The Trophy will return to Russia in May, one month before the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off, where it will be in a historic route; including a 123-day journey covering more than 26,000 km in 24 different Russian cities, making it the longest trip in the history of the Tour.