The Coca-Cola company in Tonga is working hand in hand with Tonga Football president, Lord Ve’ehala in organizing a program to celebrate the arrival of the FIFA World Cup Trophy to the Friendly Islands on Wednesday 31st January 2018. Tonga is one of the 51 countries around the globe to receive the FIFA World Cup Trophy and for the first time ever in the history.
Lord Ve’ehala expressed his gratitude and appreciation to FIFA and Coca-Cola in selecting Tonga to be one of few countries to be part of the trophy’s journey and for Tongans to taste the emotion that the trophy will bring and of course it is happen once in a lifetime.
”It is very exciting to think about the trophy traveling to our small island, and Tonga will be the first one in the Pacific Islands. It’s so overwhelming,” Lord Ve’ehala says.
”The Tonga Football ‘s vision is to popularize the game, and I believe including Tonga in the FIFA World Cup Trophy’s tour will attract more people to play the game,” he added.
This is the fourth time in history that Coca-Cola and FIFA have come together to bring the Trophy Tour to the world. This year, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour will touch down in a number of nations for the first time ever, including Tonga, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.
Before the trophy left London, there was an official launched ceremony in London, with former FIFA World Cup winners Sir Geoff Hurst of England and Andrea Pirlo of Italy on hand to celebrate and send the FIFA World Cup Original Trophy off on its worldwide journey.
Coca-Cola is inviting fans around the world to get #ReadyFor the highly anticipated 2018 FIFA World Cup™ by giving them the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close to the same Trophy that will be presented to the winning country of the tournament in July. The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola will visit 91 cities, across 51 countries and six continents, giving thousands of fans the chance to experience football’s most coveted prize.