|The 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy will arrive in Viet Nam on January 1 at Ha Noi's Quan Ngua Sport Palace.— File Photo
HA NOI (VNS)— Vietnamese football fans will have a chance to see the 2014 World Cup trophy on January 1 in Ha Noi.
The capital city is one of the stopovers the trophy will make during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour.
Every four years before the World Cup, the trophy is taken on a world tour by Coca Cola, one of the official sponsors of the sports event. This time, the trophy started its journey from the well-known Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on September 12. It will travel to 88 countries and territories and cover 150,000 kilometres in 267 days, more than three times the circumference of the Earth, before returning to the host country, Brazil.
Currently in India, this is the third world tour of the trophy, the world's most coveted symbol of football. The first tour was in 2006.
The organisers of the event will hold many activities and performances during the day at the Quan Ngua Sport Palace.
During the exhibition, fans will get a chance to enjoy a rare up-close view of the original trophy. They will also have an opportunity to be photographed with the trophy, view a special hologram animation that showcases memorable moments of the FIFA World Cup and participate in interactive displays and other entertainment.
Fuleco, the official mascot of the Brazil World Cup, will also be accompanying the trophy.
Fans can visit www.facebook.com/cocacola or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on free tickets. – VNS