The 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy is to make its way to the Maldives in January.
The trophy is scheduled to visit over 54 countries around the globe, before returning for the opening ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in June 2018.
According to Lanka’s NewsIn.Asia, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy will be taken to Sri Lanka on 23rd January 2018.
While it is to be handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena, the Lankan government said that “receiving this opportunity is a great honour” for the country.
The trophy is to bet kept at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo on the 24th of January for public view, and is to be brought to the Maldives on the same day.
The trophy will visit only three countries in South Asia: Sri Lanka, Maldives and Pakistan.
The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, by Coca-Cola, was officially launched when FIFA President Gianni Infantino presented President of Russia Vladimir Putin with the trophy in the host nation of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.