As part of its 100-day journey to 65 cities in 51 countries on six continents, the FIFA World Cup Trophy made its way to the United States. After making its first-ever stop in New York City, the tour visited Miami and Los Angeles. There, it was greeted by thousands of fans, eager to celebrate the Trophy and the legendary game it represents.
Here are five highlights from the U.S. leg of the tour:
The One-of-a-Kind Plane
The Trophy travels in style on a plane that takes it across the globe. By the end of the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour , the Trophy will have traveled more than 90,000 miles (carbon neutral ones at that!). Get a virtual look inside the plane here.
A Champion and Trophy Reunited
FIFA World Cup Champion Bebeto and the Trophy reunited in L.A. – the city where they first met 24 years after the legendary Brazilian striker scored three goals to help his team win the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Bebeto unveiled the trophy during its L.A. stop.
Bebeto Shares Tips with Special Olympics Athletes
Bebeto not only celebrated the 2018 World Cup with a Trophy reunion, but also with drills alongside more than a dozen Special Olympic athletes from Southern California. This star shared his goal-scoring tips with his new friends.
The Share Chair
For the first time, fans were invited to experience the
FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour Fans scored photos with the Trophy, the official FIFA World Cup Mascot and each other. More than 10,000 fans took photos with the Trophy during its L.A. stop. The Share Chair also captured fan photos and videos, while perfectly lit Share a Coke cubes made for ideal photo ops. Fans also had the chance to pose with the Official Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – Zabivaka™, which means “the one who scores” in Russian.