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FIFA World Cup trophy: Interesting facts - Part 2
FIFA World Cup trophy: Interesting facts - Part 2
FIFA World Cup trophy: Interesting facts - Part 2
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FIFA World Cup trophy: Interesting facts – Part 2

The FIFA World Cup trophy despite being recognised and renowned worldwide, it has few unbelievable tales that most of the world are yet to discover. This is the second edition to this series. Check the first part, if you haven’t already.

The names of the world champions are engraved on the bottom of the foot. Actually, the name of the world champion is scratched in the respective national language, i.e. 2006 “Italia” or 2014 “Germany”. The exception is 2010 “Spain”. Nobody knows exactly why the English name was engraved at the tournament in South Africa and not “España”. There isn’t that much room left for world champions – namely only up to and including the 2038 World Cup. Then Fifa will have to come up with something…

Since the 2006 World Cup, the world champion has received a gold-plated bronze version as a replica of the World Cup trophy after the victory celebration. The original must be handed back to Fifa by the time of departure at the latest, which has been exhibiting it in the FIFA Museum in Zurich since 2016. Until 2002, the world champion was allowed to keep the original World Cup trophy for another four years until the next tournament. In official Fifa jargon, the copy is called the “WM-Sieger Pokal” (World Cup Winner Cup).

Something that is expensive must be maintained. Before the 2006 World Cup in Germany, the cup underwent a cosmetic repair. The Italian manufacturer polished the globe and replaced the brittle malachite rings at the bottom of the cup. No wonder! Even if you can’t drink from the World Cup trophy, the golden piece had to survive eight celebrations by then…

One thing is clear, on December 18, 2022, another name will be added to the World Cup. The FIFA World Cup trophy will be awarded at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail on December 18, 2022.

FIFA World Cup trophy: Interesting facts - Part 2
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