World Cup to pass through Cayman on promo tour

| 25/09/2013

(CNS): Having a local at the top of the football world appears to have a number of perks and one of them is the arrival of the world’s most famous sporting trophy on Cayma soil next month. The 2014 FIFA World Cup Trophy will arrive in the Cayman Islands on the specially outfitted Coca-Cola–FIFA Tour airplane on 7 October. The solid gold trophy is the most coveted prize in football and as part of the promotional events for the competition, which will take place in Brazil in 2014, it will visit 88 countries during the run up to the world’s biggest sporting event and Jeffery Webb, FIFA vice president, managed to pull some strings to make Cayman one of this destinations.

The cup is expected to be on show somewhere near Owen Roberts for the day, where fans will be able to see the trophy.

The trophy will be in Jamaica beforecoming to Cayman and then on to the Bahamas in a tour covering some 92,000 miles. The global FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour started earlier this month at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro and organizers expect more than one million people around the world will see the cup in all its glory.

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  1. Anon says:

    I just went as a fan to try to see it and apparently you have to be on "the list". If anyone knows how I can get on the list, please let me know urgently.

  2. Anonymous says:


    Really? The cup is coming here on its own private jet?

    Hunger, pollution, climate change, poor access to healthcare, crime, poverty, substandard housing…

    In light of the plight of much of the world's population, such an extravagance should be considered an affront to humanity rather than a cause for celebration. 

  3. Anonymous says:

    17:50 & 15:17 learn to spell , and don't worry about the world cup , it will be guarded with lots of lead .

  4. Anonymous says:

    Call me when we actually win it. I really don't care much to look at someone else's trophy, but if the young footballers can go look at it for inspiration and the public & private sectors can take a looksee to support our own efforts, maybe it will be worth having it pass through.

  5. Bush League says:

    Is this wise? An object that shiny and waluable is bound to attract a little "targeted attention"……………

  6. Anonymous says:

    If it is an expat World Cup it will need a work permit, and sure as hell there is a qualified Caymanian cup that can do the job.

    • Anonymous says:

      You think you are a comedian – but no, you're just an eediot!

      • Anonymous says:

        Never said I was a comedian, but I do have a sense of humour, as opposed to an overstated sense of self worth.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Don't bring it here! It will get mugged, robbed, shot at, raped and that will be before it even gets to West Bay!