2018 FiFa World Cup Trophy Tour Reaches New York City For First Time Ever in Historic Event for US Soccer…!

NEW YORIK CITY(SMI-WIRE,04.16.18)-The Iconic FIFA World Cup Trophy, that is currently on a tour around the world,  visited and was exhibited today in the Big Apple for the first time ever in US soil and with two subsequently additional stops in Miami and Los Angeles, in front of numerous USA & International NewsMedia(Print, Online & Broadcast), that were invited at this historic event in Manhattan, New York City.

 

The World Cup is a gold trophy that is awarded to the winners of the FIFA World Cup Association Football tournament. Since the advent of the World Cup in 1930, two trophies have been used: the Jules Rimet Trophy from 1930 to 1970, and the FIFA World Cup Trophy from 1974 to the present day.

The first trophy, originally named Victory, but later renamed in honour of former FIFA president Jules Rimet, was made of gold plated sterling silver and lapis lazuli and depicted Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. Brazil won the trophy outright in 1970, prompting the commissioning of a replacement. The original Jules Rimet Trophy was stolen in 1983 and never recovered.

The subsequent trophy, called the "FIFA World Cup Trophy", was introduced in 1974. Made of 18 carat gold with a malachite base, it stands 36.8 centimetres high and weighs 6.1 kilograms.The trophy was made by Stabilimento Artistico Bertoni company in Italy. It depicts two human figures holding up the Earth. The current holder of the trophy is Germany, winner of the 2014 World Cup.

 

The notable Vip's in attendees were: Jan Schetters (Global Partnerships MAnager, Coca-Cola), Maureen Headrick (Sr. Brand  Marketing Asset activation Manager, Coca-Cola),

Victoria Lopyreva (2018 FIFA World Cup Ambassador, Russian Actress and former Miss Russia 2003) and Felicity George ( FIFA Marketing Partnership Manager).

 

Victoria Lopyreva ,a Russian Actress, former Miss Russia 2003 and the official ambassador of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, played host during the presentation and introduced the FIFA World Cup Trophy to the full house of press members who attended and be part of this historic event.

 

'" I'm happy to be here and represent my country as the 2018 FIFA Russia World Cup Ambassador; as  we will be hosting the world cup for the first time in the history of my country ".said Lopyreva in opening statement at the press conference presentation, addressing the audience and media. "I truly believe that Football (Soccer) unites people because It doesn't matter what nationality we are and which color skins we are or social background we coming from, all of us like football (Soccer)." "As a Russian I'd like to say that for Us its a great responsibility to share all our great experiences with all our foreign guests.

we are so excited to host this great football (soccer) event and we can't wait to have you all you in Russia this summer ".said Victoria Lopyreva as she gained the full attention of the audience.

"As the Ambassador of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, I want to say the World Cup will be the most successful, safest one and with the main message from FIFA World Cup ;" Everyone is Welcome and Zero Discrimination". said Victoria Lopyreva in closing statements before opening the curtain and introducing the FIFA World Cup Trophy.

 

About FIFA

The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural  in tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the second world war. The current champion is Germany, which won its fourth title at the 2014 tournament in Brazil.

The World Cup is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world as well as the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the  Olympic Games; the cumulative audience of all matches of the 2006 World Cup was estimated to be 26.29 billion with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the final match, a ninth of the entire population of the planet.