FIFA World Cup trophy unveiled in Lahore
The iconic FIFA World Cup trophy on Saturday went on show in Lahore after arriving in Pakistan for the primary time in a chartered airplane from Bangkok, Thailand.
France’s World Cup-winning former footballer Christian Karembeu accompanied the trophy on the Pakistan leg of its World Tour.
“Assalam-o-Alaikum!” Karembeu, who performed for France and Real Madrid in a glittering taking part in profession greeted the gathered viewers with. “I’m extraordinarily comfortable to be right here in Lahore. Pakistan additionally has football-loving of us.
“It is a superb honour for Pakistan that the FIFA trophy is right here for the primary time.
“We could make our future higher via soccer.”
Cricket legend Younis Khan, nationwide males’s soccer crew captain Kaleemullah Khan and ladies’s soccer crew skipper Hajra and a number of showbiz personalities have been additionally current on the trophy’s unveiling ceremony in Lahore.
“For me, football is one of the most popular sports in the world,” mentioned Younis. “It is a really big deal that the FIFA trophy is here.”
An ecstatic Kaleemullah mentioned: “I had never even imagined that the FIFA trophy would come to Pakistan. It is encouraging for footballers to have the FIFA trophy come to Pakistan. I feel that one day Pakistan would also do well in football.”
The trophy can be returned again to Bangkok tonight at 12pm.