A chartered airplane carrying the original trophy arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, which will visit Bangladesh from June 8 to 11.
The Fifa World Cup trophy has arrived in Dhaka, allowing Bangladeshi fans to see football’s most coveted prize up close. A chartered airplane carrying the original trophy landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport about 11.25 a.m. on Wednesday, on its way to Bangladesh for a tour from June 8 to 11.
A seven-member FIFA delegation, including French World Cup winner Christian Karembeu, has accompanied the trophy on its tour. The trophy was welcomed from the airport by Coca-Cola and BFF officials, led by BFF president Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin. The trophy will be transported to the President’s palace, the Bangabhaban, at 4 p.m., and the Prime Minister’s residence, the Ganabhaban, at 7 p.m., during the tour of Bangladesh.
Coca-Cola Bangladesh will host a supper for certain invited guests on Tuesday night following the two high-profile courtesy meetings. A cultural event will be held today (Thursday), in conjunction with the public display of the trophy at the Army Stadium. People will also be able to photograph themselves with the mighty trophy.
The world’s most treasured trophy’s global tour kicked off on May 12 with a stop in Dubai. The Coca-Cola-sponsored showcase tournament will take place in 51 countries, including all 32 countries competing in the 2017 Qatar World Cup in November and December. The trophy had already visited Bangladesh in 2013, prior to the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.