World Cup: An 18-carat gold home coming

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World Cup: An 18-carat gold home coming

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After 267 days, 88 countries and a total of 150 thousand kilometres covered the 18-carat gold World Cup trophy finally arrived in Sao Paulo ready for FIFA’s flagship event starting next month.

To welcome one of the most recognizable trophies in sport to the city was Brazilian football great Roberto Rivelino, who featured in three world cups and helped his nation win the title in 1970.

Fans were quick to line up on the first official day of exhibition to take photos with the coveted trophy.

Brazil is hosting its first World Cup since 1950 and will be hunting a record-extending sixth title.

The tournament begins on June 12 with the final on July 13 at the Maracana in Rio