2018 FIFA World Cup Winner’s Trophy displayed on Red Square, Moscow

Visitors of the special pavilion at the Football Park can see the trophy and have their picture taken with it
18 September 2015
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The trophy which is awarded to the winning team of the World Cup is on display on Red Square in Moscow. The prize is located in a special pavilion and is part of the celebration of the major milestone – 1000 days left until the 2018 World Cup, hosted by Russia.

A Football Park has been opened on Red Square in time for the festival. The park contains stalls of World Cup sponsors, an autograph zone with Russian footballers Alexander Kerzhakov, Alexander Kokorin, Igor Akinfeev and Vladimir Galubov as well as Gianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer, manager and 2006 world championm Fernando Hierrom football player, coach and former captain of the Spanish national team, Lothar Matthäus, footballer, 1990 world champion, and Alexey Smertin, footballer, former captain of Russian national team.

U-16 teams from World Cup winning nations Italy, Spain and Germany, as well as the youth team from Russia, host of the upcoming World Cup, compete on the football field at the park.

The renowned prize is made of 18 karat gold. It is based on designs of Italian artist Silvio Gazzaniga. At the bottom of the trophy is a plate with engraved names of winning countries.

FIFA World Cup Winner’s Trophy is made of 18 karat gold, based on designs of Italian artist Silvio Gazzaniga. At the bottom of the trophy is a plate with engraved names of winning countries. Its height is 36.5 cm, weight – 6.175 kg. The trophy looks like two human figures hold up the Earth. On the bottom is the golden lettering “FIFA World Cup” and a plate on which the names of winning countries are engraved.

This Friday Russia celebrates 1000 days until 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Eleven host cities are participating in the festivities: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Ekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi and Rostov-on-Don.

22 other cities will take part as well: Vladivostok, Sevastopol, Tambov, Chelyabinsk, Arkhangelsk, Syktyvkar, Tver, Krasnodar, Stavropol, Yaroslavl, Petrozavodsk, Khabarovsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Yakutsk, Pyatigorsk, Khanty-Mansiysk, Surgut, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Saratov and Nalchik.