FIFA World Cup trophy to land in Pakistan today

LAHORE Feb 03: Excited fans of football have thronged Lahore to welcome the FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy, coming to Pakistan today (Saturday) as part of a journey to 51 countries, 91 cities and six different continents.

As per details, the trophy will arrive Lahore in a special chartered plane along with superstars, including legendary cricketer Younis Khan, famous singers Quratulain Baloch, Momina Mustehsan and former French World Cup winner Christian Karembeu.

Former Pakistan cricket skipper Younis Khan is delighted to be the part of the delegation bringing the FIFA World Cup trophy to Pakistan. Talking to media he said; “It is an honor to be the part of this journey”.

The trophy, which was introduced more than four decades back in 1974, will remain in the city for a day where it will be put on display for the public.

It is learnt that the FIFA World Cup trophy is made of 18 carat gold with a malachite base. The trophy is approximately worth $150,000, and was prepared by Italian company Stabilimento Artistico Bertoni.