FIFA World Cup trophy returns to Russia
The FIFA World Cup trophy arrived in Yekaterinburg, Russia yesterday (May 8) as the most coveted prize in global soccer started a cross-country tour ahead of the 2018 tournament.
The trophy visited Vladivostok and Novosibirsk, and it is set to tour the rest of Russia’s host cities including Moscow, St Petersburg, Samara, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, and Nizhny Novgorod.
The trophy had toured Russia’s smaller cities between September and December of last year before going on a 51 country tour around the world. The trophy was unveiled by former Russian gymnast and FIFA World Cup ambassador Lyasan Utiasheva at two separate events, for the Yekaterinburg public, and for the media.