MOSCOW – The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by
One out of every three Russians will have the opportunity to experience the FIFA World Cup trophy in person as it travels from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok in the longest-ever host country tour.
In January 2018, the tour will travel to six continents during the international route, which was revealed at the event. It will then return for the second leg within Russia ending back in Moscow about a month before the kick-off of the Russia championship matches. All events are free and open to the public.
Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin and FIFA President Gianni Infantino participated in the launch celebration, were legends of football taught young Russian players master classes on the pitch of the newly renovated stadium.
“In the world of sports, no symbol stands stronger than the FIFA World Cup Trophy,” Infantino said. “Everyone recognizes the significance of the trophy as a symbol for football excellence and a unifying force across the world. We are extremely happy to partner with
Vitaly Mutko, chairman of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Local Organizing Committee and Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, commented, “The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour will visit many great places in our country and create a joyful atmosphere in anticipation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Russia is a country where football is loved by millions of people, and we are showing the whole world that Russia is ready to host the greatest exhibition of their favorite game.”
Nikos Koumettis, president of