The FIFA World Cup Trophy arrived in Sarajevo on Tuesday within its global tour and it was presented by football star, Brazilian Gilberto Silva.
“It is a great honour to be here in Sarajevo, and Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Silva greeted the audience as he arrived at the Sarajevo International Airport.
The retired football player said he was emotional to be here and that bringing the World Cup Trophy here means a lot to him.
“We are here to share our best experience and our greatest memories, to inspire next generations. We wished to bring the trophy here to inspire new generations and build a better future for all of us,” sad Silva.
He thanked Sarajevo Mayor Benjamina Karic and everyone else who was there for a warm welcome.
“I want you to enjoy and be inspired, because all of you are a part of football,” Silva added.
Mark Doherty, the Coca-Cola Company country general manager for the Adria Region, also arrived in the Bosnian capital, saying that he was happy to be a part of this great journey.
“I am proud to be a part of this magic,” said Doherty, adding that having the trophy in Sarajevo for two days is something we can all be truly happy about.
The FIFA World Cup Trophy will be exhibited at the Sarajevo City Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday.