The FIFA World Cup soccer group’s trophy, consisting of 6,412 kilograms of strong gold, is in Portugal and landed at Lisbon’s Figo Maduro Airport yesterday, carried by Brazil’s Gilberto Silva, who he received it with ‘escrete’ in 2002, in South Korea. and Japan, and as a part of the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, a tour promoted by world soccer’s governing physique and Coca-Cola, which is able to take the coveted trophy to 51 territories and nations earlier than Qatar.
The fifth version of the FIFA and Coca-Cola initiative, to show the trophy that can all the time return to the establishment’s headquarters in Zurich (Switzerland) – the world champions obtain a reproduction, with the identify of the winner engraved – started in May , in Dubai, and the cup that every one footballers dream of someday lifting was, in a primary section, and in a particular aircraft rented for this objective, already by Kenya, Cambodia, Kuwait, Pakistan and Lebanon.
Last August 19, the second section of the planetary exhibition started, of a trophy that may solely be touched by heads of state and/or world champions, which arrived in Lisbon from Tunisia (Tunis) and can then go to go to Spain (Madrid): will take the cup to boost the expectations of the followers, whereas the World Cup in Qatar 2022 (November 20 to December 18) doesn’t begin in the lands of the 32 finalist nations.
A small duplicate of the trophy, with a 1974 design, and weighing 1.2 kilograms, was given to Colonel Abel Oliveira on the navy terminal, to stay completely in Portugal (the unique trophy all the time returns to Zurich and the FIFA headquarters, after which goes to Qatar): the Air Force Chief of Staff will determine the place to maintain or show it.
Guardian of a treasure that, with 24 carat gold in the marketplace this Thursday, €54.25 per gram, if it have been gold it will correspond to a minimal quantity of €348,000 for the glad proprietor – however the piece has no worth, for the jewellery artwork and symbolic worth, intrinsic and unique-, Gilberto Silva noticed how the Air Force Band performed ‘It’s a king of magic’, by Queen, accompanying the ceremony, after uncovering the duvet that protected the trophy, with the inscription ‘believing is magical’. .
“It is a pleasure to return to Portugal, the place I’ve many associates and a rustic with which we’ve monumental historic ties. The ‘scretes’ can meet the Selection on the World Cup, from the spherical of 16, can they meet? I’ll help Brazil, after all, however with a variety of affection for Portugal, and make it a terrific present. This trophy symbolizes life and pleasure, it celebrates life. It is the dream of all boys, like me, to overcome it someday”, stated the previous glory of Arsenal (amongst different golf equipment) and ‘canarinha’.
“It is true that 20 years have handed and that we have been the final South American group to carry this trophy. I’m very conscious of the enjoyment of lifting it, however I used to be additionally a part of the group on the 2006 and 2010 World Cups and I’m very conscious of the frustration and disappointment. In Brazil there was a variety of disappointment in the final 20 years, it is true”, admitted Gilberto Silva, concerning the Brazilian dream of the ‘hexa’, after the ‘penta’ of 2002 (so as to add to the titles of Brazil in 1958 ). , 1962, 1970 and 1994).
“The ‘workers’ begins having the social gathering earlier, and it is a very tough race, the place many groups are candidates and favourites. Portugal is a superb group and so they nonetheless do not know that feeling and pleasure of being world champions, who is aware of now? I can solely let you know that lifting this ‘cup’… is the success of a lifetime”, he summed up, chatting with journalists on the ceremony, on the Figo Maduro plaque, Gilberto Silva, all the time accompanied by Rui Serpa and Ana Clàudia Ruiz, from Coca-Cola… plus quite a few troopers on obligation there and lots of safety guards.
Gilberto Silva stated goodbye with a smile when he was teased to return on December 19 or 20, once more with the actual FIFA trophy, as a Christmas current for the Portuguese – it will be a terrific signal.