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FIFA World Cup Trophy - The most valuable football trophy in the world

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2022-12-15 11:14:31

        It has been almost a full month of victories at the FIFA World Cup 2022, this weekend one team will be crowned world champions with the chance to get their hands on the most valuable trophy in the world of sport.

        The current FIFA World Cup Trophy designed by Italian artist Silvio Gazzaniga. It is a statue of two human beings holding the Earth. The cup is 36.5 centimeters high, the base is 13 centimeters in diameter, and weighs 6 kilograms. The outside is covered with 18 karat gold. After 1994, the name of the winning team was engraved under the base of the cup.

         The winning team will only have the opportunity to touch the trophy on the night of the final to prevent damage or loss. This is because the current FIFA World Cup trophy is worth more than $ 20 million or nearly 700 million Baht. It is the most valuable sports trophy in the world. FIFA will present a replica of the gold-plated copper trophy to the winning team for celebrate in their own country instead.

         The World Cup trophy is believed to be kept in the FIFA World Football Museum in Switzerland and will only appear to the world on the opening day and the day of the final.

Story and Illustration: Ratchanok Thongkhaokham