Fiji Time: 1:03 AM on Friday 12 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

FIFA World Cup trophy visits Wales

Bbc
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WALES - Football fans got a chance to see the FIFA World Cup trophy up close as it visited Cardiff ahead of this summer's tournament in Brazil.

About 6000 tickets were on offer to catch a glimpse of the 18-carat gold trophy at The Hayes on Sunday.

Former Wales players Terry Medwin and Colin Baker, who were part of the team that competed in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, also attended.

The visit was part of the trophy's 267-day world tour of 88 countries.

Fans were able to have their photo taken with the trophy and take part in football-themed activities and a skills session.

This is the third time the coveted trophy has been on a tour around the world.

So far its visit to Britain has included stops in Southend, London and Glasgow, and from Cardiff it will travel to Manchester.

By the end of its tour the trophy will have travelled 100,000 miles over six continents

By the end of its journey it will have travelled 100,000 miles over six continents - which is 3.75 times around the world.

Wales' only appearance at the Fifa World Cup was in 1958 in Sweden where they were beaten by Brazil in the quarter finals.

The current team has a world ranking of 44 but failed to secure a place in this year's competition.

England is the only home nation to make it through the qualifying rounds to Rio 2014.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65910.6401
JPY 54.274451.2744
GBP 0.32490.3169
EUR 0.41900.4070
NZD 0.71410.6811
AUD 0.66860.6436
USD 0.47530.4583

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 11th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Dead on the beach
  2. Gone but not forgotten
  3. A-G: Politicians advocated travel ban
  4. Civil servant taken into custody by FICAC
  5. Amendment bid
  6. Rakiraki town flooded, shops closed
  7. Weather watch: Met Office issues heavy rain alert
  8. $25k poultry project
  9. Former PM's Office PRO found guilty by assessors
  10. USP's financial review

Top Stories this Week

  1. Angry 7s fan smashes TV screen Tuesday (09 Feb)
  2. Sevens changes Friday (05 Feb)
  3. Need speed Monday (08 Feb)
  4. 3 MPs are out Wednesday (10 Feb)
  5. NZ 7s final refereeing charade an embarrassment Monday (08 Feb)
  6. Ryan: Sunshine ahead Tuesday (09 Feb)
  7. Dead on the beach Thursday (11 Feb)
  8. Investigation as nurse falls with baby Tuesday (09 Feb)
  9. Legal row Friday (05 Feb)
  10. Sydney 7s thriller Wednesday (10 Feb)