Jordan Welcomes Iconic FIFA World Cup Trophy

Published February 21st, 2018 - 12:36 GMT
The FIFA World Cup Trophy is unveiled in Amman on Tuesday (Photo: alghad.jo)
The FIFA World Cup Trophy is unveiled in Amman on Tuesday (Photo: alghad.jo)

The FIFA World Cup Trophy on Tuesday was unveiled in Amman as many football enthusiasts flocked to take pictures with the world’s most famous football trophy.

During a press conference held at Ras Al Ain Gallery in Amman ahead of the ceremony, Lucas Rachow, FIFA World Cup trophy tour manager, said Jordan was among many countries that hosted the trophy.

He noted that the trophy will tour a total of 91 cities, 24 of which will host the trophy for the first time.

“It is a great pleasure to be here in Amman because we know that there are so many passionate fans in Jordan. We are happy to be here in the region because we know that people are passionate about football,” the FIFA official added.

Amman Mayor Yousef Shawarbeh, who also attended the press conference, described Amman as not only the city of peace, but also the city of sports and youth.

Luai Ameesh, board member of the Jordan Football Association (JFA), said JFA aims to promote the local football scene to the world.

“We pay attention to promoting football from the grassroots including women’s football. Jordan's women team will participate in the Asian cup and there is a great hope for them to reach the world cup,” he added.

The FIFA World Cup will be hosted in Russia this summer between June 14 and July 15.

This is the second time the Kingdom hosted the FIFA World Cup trophy.


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