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Brazil: FIFA World Cup Trophy arrives in Sao Paulo00:51

Brazil: FIFA World Cup Trophy arrives in Sao Paulo

Brazil, Sao Paulo
May 30, 2014 at 08:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

The FIFA World Cup Trophy arrived in Sao Paulo on Thursday after a six week tour in which the 18-carat prize visited a total of 27 Brazilian cities. The trophy currently resides in a shopping centre in close proximity to Arena Itaquera (Arena de Sao Paulo), selected by FIFA to host the first match of the competition between hosts Brazil and Croatia on June 12.

People queued up outside the shopping centre in order to catch a glimpse and have their photograph taken with the trophy, including local police and young fans of "the beautiful game." Visitation hours for the trophy begin at 9am in the morning and last until 9pm, while the trophy is on display in the shopping centre until May 31.

Introduced in 1974, the 18-carat FIFA World Cup Trophy is 36.8cm (14.5 inches) high and weighs 6,175g (13.61 pounds). Commissioned in 1970 by FIFA, the current trophy is also the competitions second generation prize after FIFA awarded the original Jules Rimet Cup of 1946 to Brazil in 1970 after they managed to win the competition three times.

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The FIFA World Cup Trophy arrived in Sao Paulo on Thursday after a six week tour in which the 18-carat prize visited a total of 27 Brazilian cities. The trophy currently resides in a shopping centre in close proximity to Arena Itaquera (Arena de Sao Paulo), selected by FIFA to host the first match of the competition between hosts Brazil and Croatia on June 12.

People queued up outside the shopping centre in order to catch a glimpse and have their photograph taken with the trophy, including local police and young fans of "the beautiful game." Visitation hours for the trophy begin at 9am in the morning and last until 9pm, while the trophy is on display in the shopping centre until May 31.

Introduced in 1974, the 18-carat FIFA World Cup Trophy is 36.8cm (14.5 inches) high and weighs 6,175g (13.61 pounds). Commissioned in 1970 by FIFA, the current trophy is also the competitions second generation prize after FIFA awarded the original Jules Rimet Cup of 1946 to Brazil in 1970 after they managed to win the competition three times.

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