FIFA trophy to reach PNG shores

For thousands of football fanatics in PNG, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the most iconic symbol in football and share their passion.

Historic FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola will see football’s most coveted prize arrive in Port Moresby on the 1st of February.

The FIFA World Cup trophy tour will give millions of people around the world the opportunity to get ready to taste the feeling of the world’s largest most anticipated sporting event, the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Coca-Cola and FIFA are hosting this momentous international tour and invite fans to get up close and personal with the same trophy that is presented by FIFA to the winning country of the FIFA Russia 2018 World Cup.

This will be the fourth edition and in keeping with Coca-Cola and FIFA’s commitment to visit all FIFA member associations, the trophy will hit the shores of PNG at the Jackson’s International Airport on February 1.

General manager of Coca-Cola PNG, Joyonto Chaudhury, says football is one of the most popular sports in PNG with great following and FIFA and Coca-Cola want to share the joy and excitement of the FIFA World Cup with everyone, especially football fans.

The global leg of the official FIFA World Cup trophy tour for Russia 2018 was launched from London on Monday, after a star-studded ceremony.

The tour is the largest of its kind and will see the trophy visit 91 cities, across 51 countries and six continents. That includes visiting for the first time Austria, Mongolia, Iceland and PNG.

Sophie Yaruso