ZURICH: Pakistan is not participating in the upcoming FIFA World Cup as they failed to qualify, however, as the country would get a chance to see the 2018 FIFA World Cup trophy.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be played in Russia this summer. A total of 32 teams will contest to become the Football’s world champion.
Pakistan failed to edge past pre-qualifiers for the event. However, the fans in Pakistan will still have an opportunity to have a glimpse of glittering World Cup trophy at home.
The trophy will arrive in the county on February 3 for a day, thanks to the official sponsors of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy tour. “The trophy, after arriving in Lahore, will be taken to two or three different venues of the city,” local media outlet quoted.
However, Pakistan Football Federation will have no role in trophy tour to Pakistan and the event is purely being conducted by the FIFA and sponsors.
The FIFA World Cup trophy, introduced in 1974, is made of 18 karat gold with a malachite base it stands 36.8 centimetres high and weighs 6.1 kilograms. The trophy depicts two human figures holding up the earth.
A formal announcement in this regard will be made on Thursday.