• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Is this the closest we'll ever get to the World Cup (seeing it in Glasgow on tour)?

Football fans got an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the FIFA World Cup, as it went on show in Glasgow's George Square today.

Football supporter Jack Robson (7) and his dad Kevin Robson, from Glasgow look at the FIFA World Cup
Football supporter Jack Robson (7) and his dad Kevin Robson, from Glasgow look at the FIFA World Cup

The solid gold trophy has been making its way around the world as part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca??Cola.

Embarking on a journey of nearly 100,000 miles - which is 3.75 times around the world - it will visit 90 countries across six continents before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The FIFA World Cup Trophy, which can only be touched by previous winners or Heads of State, is in the UK for seven days before moving on to the Netherlands.

Already, it has travelled to 77 countries prior to its arrival in the UK, where it first went on show in London, and will continue on to Cardiff on Sunday.

In total Scotland have had eight appearances in the World Cup with the last nearly two decades ago in 1998. Currently the team have a world ranking of 37.

And while they may not be heading to the World Cup this year, pub chain JD Wetherspoon anticipates its pubs to be busy in Scotland as those in England, as they are expecting people to turn out to cheer for whoever is playing against the Auld Enemy.

Additional Images: 
Contextual targeting label: 
Arts and Entertainment

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.