FIFA World Cup lands in Nairobi on Thursday

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The world’s most coveted 18-karat gold FIFA World Cup trophy lands in Nairobi on Thursday for a two-day tour.

The iconic trophy will be accompanied by former Brazil defender Juliano Belletti, who won the World Cup in 2002 after defeating Germany in the final 2-0 courtesy of a Ronaldo brace in a showpiece staged in South Korea and Japan.

President Uhuru Kenyatta will welcome the trophy at State House as he is the only person in Kenya who will be allowed to hoist the trophy.

With Kenya’s chances of ever qualifying for World Cup remote,the trophy landing in Kenya is as good as Kenya playing in the World Cup.

The trophy will be paraded for public viewing at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) on Friday, May 27.

This year, the World Cup Trophy will visit 51 football nations covering all Fifa confederations. The trophy will ultimately tour all 211 Fifa affiliate nations by 2030.

The 2022 Fifa world Cup will be held in Qatar from November 21 to December 18. It will be the first World Cup to be staged in the Middle East.

Africa will be represented by five nations, namely, Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal.

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