Sri Lanka, first country for FIFA World Cup 2018 Trophy tour..

FIFA

The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup will take place in the summer of 2018 in Russia. FIFA World Cup Trophy was handed over to Sri Lanka on Tuesday and presented to President Maithripala Sirisena, The event was held at the presidential palace yesterday.the trophy will be presented to the public of 54 countries from six continents around the world.As a part of its global tour, the FIFA World Cup Trophy has been taken to Sri Lanka for the first time ever.

International Football Federation (FIFA) says the 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy will be taken only to Sri Lanka , Pakistan and Maldives among the Asian countries.Accordingly, FIFA World Cup Trophy was brought to Sri Lanka by a special flight.Yesterday, FIFA World Cup Trophy was held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall for the viewing of Sri Lanka football fans.

Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara, President of the Sri Lankan Football Federation Anura de Silva and members of the Ceylon Football Club and the French football team who won the 1998 World Cup were present at the ceremony, where the trophy was given to the president.