The FIFA World Cup trophy is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Wednesday giving Bangladeshi fans the chance to experience football’s most coveted prize.
A chartered flight, carrying the original FIFA World Cup trophy is expected to land at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at around 10:45 am.
The trophy will tour Bangladesh from June 8-11.
The trophy tour would be accompanied by a seven-member FIFA delegation, including French 1998 World Cup winner Christian Karembeu. Officials of Coca-Cola and Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF), led by the BFF president Kazi Mohammad Salahuddin, will receive the trophy from the airport.
During the tour of Bangladesh, the trophy will be taken to the President’s residence, the Bangabhaban at 4:00 pm, and the residence of the Prime Minister, the Ganabhaban at 7:00 pm.
Today, a cultural programme will be held as the trophy will be displayed at the Army Stadium for the public. People will also have opportunities to take photos with the trophy.
The global tour of the world’s most coveted trophy started on May 12 with a first-stop event in Dubai.
The showpiece event, sponsored by Coca-Cola will be held in 51 countries, including all the 32 countries of the upcoming Qatar World Cup in November-December this year.
Earlier, the trophy made its visit to Bangladesh in 2013 before FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.