Lahore: Although Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) may have been suspended by the FIFA, and therefore Pakistan is not going to participate in upcoming 2018 FIFA World cup which is going to be held in Russia this time.
But here is a good news for all Pakistani football fans as they will have a chance to get a glance of the glittering 2018 FIFA World Cup trophy. The fans in Pakistan will get a chance to have a look at the impressive World Cup trophy on February 3, for a day.
Geo news reported that “The trophy, after arriving in Lahore, will be taken to two or three different venues of the city,”. After a day in Lahore, the trophy will be taken to Almaty, Kazakhstan.
An official said, “We want to revive football in Pakistan and this trophy tour is a step in the right direction to drive interest among football fans in Pakistan”.
Pakistan Football federation will not have any role regarding this tour and the event will purely be organized by FIFA and its sponsors.
The trophy is made up of solid gold and its weight is 6.142 kg, created as a composition of two human figures holding the globe above them.
Total 32 teams will compete in order to become Football’s world champion, consisting of 8 groups and 4 teams in each group. The world cup will be played in Russia this summer (starting from 14th June).