The FIFA World Cup trophy is scheduled to tour Bangladesh for 36-hour in early June, Bangladesh Football Federation general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohagh told media on Monday.
‘The trophy will arrive in Dhaka on June 8 and leave the following day for a 36-hour tour of Bangladesh,’ he said.
The trophy tour will be accompanied by a seven-member FIFA delegation, including Christian Karembeu. Christian Lali Kake Karembeu, the former defensive midfielder of France coming to Dhaka to participate in the trophy display programme. He is a key player of France's 1998 FIFA World Cup winning team.
The global tour of the world’s most coveted trophy started on May 12 with a first-stop event in Dubai.
The showpiece event is sponsored by Coca-Cola will be held in 51 countries, including all the 32 countries of the upcoming Qatar World Cup in November-December this year.
During the tour of Bangladesh, the trophy will be taken to the country’s president’s official residence Bangabhaban and the prime minister’s official residence Gono Bhaban on June 8.
A cultural programme will be held when the trophy will be displayed at the Army Stadium to the public. The trophy is likely to be put on view for the local football fans at the Army Stadium in Dhaka, as confirmed by a BFF general secretary.
The trophy was brought to Dhaka for the last time in 2013.