FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy arrives in Nigeria
On Saturday afternoon, the original FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy, which 32 teams from around the world will compete for from July 20 to August 20, arrived in Abuja.
The trophy was transported to the other three African nations that will compete in the finals—Morocco, South Africa, and Zambia—before being delivered to Nigeria.
Before traveling to Australia and New Zealand, the trophy will complete the fourth leg of its 32-leg journey in Nigeria.
The largest FIFA Women’s World Cup in history will be held in Australia and New Zealand, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
From Sunday at noon, the trophy will be on display at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja, with a photo opportunity scheduled for a number of invited guests.
Only four nations—the United States, Germany, Norway, and Japan—have ever taken home the trophy.
It has been won four times by the United States, twice by Germany, once each by Japan, and once by Norway.
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and Oceania Football Federation will be the two confederations hosting this year’s finals, which will take place in 10 venues across the two host nations (OFC).
A FIFA World Cup championship will be held across two confederations for the first time ever.
In total, there are six venues spread across five different Australian cities, four venues in New Zealand, and just two venues in Sydney, Australia.