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Jamaica welcomes FIFA World Cup trophy

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2013 | 3:05 PM

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica, the first Caribbean country to welcome the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, did so today when the plane carrying the prestigious one-of-a-kind trophy touched down at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston this morning.

The Coca-Cola World Cup Tour was met upon its arrival by Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller; Minister with Responsibility for Sports, Natalie Neita-Headley; President of the Jamaica Football Federation, captain Horace Burrell; and Managing Director of the Wisynco Group, William Mahfood.

Several thousand Jamaicans will have the opportunity to see the genuine FIFA World Cup Trophy on Sunday at the National Indoor Arena.

The trophy tour will feature symbols of the vibrant Brazilian culture with music and dance.


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