- The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour™ by Coca-Cola visits Papua New Guinea
- First go to builds on profitable internet hosting of FIFA U-20 Ladies’s World Cup
- 1998 winner Christian Karembeu was readily available to assist unveil the Trophy
The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour™ by Coca-Cola made a particular and historic cease on its international journey at the moment because it touched down for the primary time in Papua New Guinea.
The sight of probably the most coveted prize in soccer provided a recent enhance for the sport on this Oceanian nation, which in 2016 hosted the FIFA U-20 Ladies’s World Cup. Certainly, the Papua New Guinea Soccer Affiliation used the event of the Trophy Tour’s go to to launch ‘Highway to Qatar 2022’, a marketing campaign that goals to construct on the expertise of staging that unprecedented U-20 showpiece to additional develop each grassroots soccer.
As John Wesley Gonjuan, the affiliation’s senior vice-president of the PNG FA, defined: “After internet hosting the FIFA Underneath-20 Ladies’s World Cup, the go to of the FIFA World Cup Trophy is one other spotlight in PNG’s soccer historical past. We imagine this occasion will encourage younger footballers throughout the nation and can give our soccer growth an essential enhance. We thank FIFA and Coca-Cola for making this occasion attainable and for selecting PNG as one of many 51 nations visited throughout this Trophy Tour”
The event was made all of the extra memorable by the presence of a FIFA World Cup winner, with Christian Karembeu – a person with robust ties to the area – readily available to unveil the Trophy. The FIFA Legend and former France worldwide, who was born in New Caledonia, spoke at an official ceremony to precise his delight and happiness.
“It’s nice honour to journey the globe with the FIFA World Cup Trophy,” Karembeu advised the assembled followers. “Having been born in Oceania, it’s my particular pleasure to offer the individuals in Papua New Guinea an opportunity to expertise the magic of the Trophy for the primary time of their historical past.”
Earlier, Karembeu and his fellow passengers on the particular branded Trophy Tour airplane had been greeted by representatives of the nationwide authorities, Coca-Cola and the PNG Soccer Affiliation and dozens of journalists.
Coca-Cola have been represented by Joyonto Chaudhury, the corporate’s Normal Supervisor for PNG. “Because the unique organiser of the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour we wish to get the individuals in PNG and all around the world prepared for the thrill of the 2018 FIFA World Cup,” mentioned Chaudhury. “Bringing the FIFA World Cup Trophy to PNG is our approach of claiming thanks to the good individuals of this nation.”
Papua New Guinea was the eighth nation of 51 being visited through the international leg of The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour™ by Coca-Cola, which had already taken in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Thailand, Laos, China PR, Tonga and Solomon Islands. The tour now heads to Pakistan earlier than transferring on to Central Asia.
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