Pattaya Daily News

23 January 2010 :: 10:01:58 am 9952

FIFA World Cup Welcoming Ceremony in Thailand

The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour sponsored by Coca-Cola continued it journey around the world, arriving on Friday in Bangkok.
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Bangkok, the 22nd of January 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: Members of the press, honorary guests and football fans alike gathered at Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport to witness the arrival of the iconic World Cup Trophy which was received in ceremony by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

 

A smiling Abhisit said; “I am happy to touch the Trophy. The arrival of the FIFA World Cup Trophy helps to promote the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa later this year and I hope it will also encourage Thai players to try harder to help the national side secure the countries first-ever FIFA World Cup berth.”

Joining yesterdays welcoming ceremony alongside PM Abhisit was President of the Thailand Football Association Mr. Worawi Makudi and Thailand Coca-Cola General Manager Mr. Jorge Garduno. Mr. Garduno stated that; “Bangkok has been chosen to be the host of the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour again is because it has the most supportive football fans in Asia. Coca-Cola is proud to invite everyone to benefit from this unique occasion to get up close to this coveted trophy and share the passion that fans have with football around the world.”

Prior to its arrival in Thailand the 18-carat, solid gold Trophy was in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for three days where more than 5,000 visitors came to see the Trophy before it arrived in Thailand. The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola will travel to 83 countries in 225 days covering 138,902 kilometers before it arrives in South Africa before the kick-off of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Reporter : Harry Roberts   Photo : Internet   Category : Sports News

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