FIFA World Cup trophy shifts to Lahore from Islamabad due to political unrest

Former World Cup winner from France, Christian Karembeu will accompany the FIFA World Cup trophy to Pakistan

May 31, 2022
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KARACHI: The political chaos in Islamabad has forced the organizers of FIFA Trophy tour 2022 in Pakistan to shift the venue to Lahore.

An official of FIFA trophy tour confirmed to Geo.tv that the date of tour is unchanged and only the venue is shifted from Islamabad to Lahore due to political unrest in federal capital.

“The trophy will arrive in Lahore on 7th June 2022 and it is an extraordinary opportunity for fans to see football’s most coveted prize up close,” said the organizers.

Former World Cup winner from France, Christian Karembeu will accompany the trophy to Pakistan.

The trophy will arrive in Pakistan from Uzbekistan and stay in the country for one day.

After a welcome ceremony at the airport, there will be an event for stakeholders and sponsors in the afternoon and a public concert later in the evening.

This is the 2nd time the FIFA World Cup trophy is visiting Pakistan. The country was also a destination for the trophy tour before the 2018 World Cup.