Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - FIFA World Cup Trophy arrives in Phnom Penh on world tour in June

FIFA World Cup Trophy arrives in Phnom Penh on world tour in June

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
The FIFA World Cup trophy is on display during an event at Dubai’s Coca-Cola arena in the United Arab Emirates on May 12, 2022. AFP

FIFA World Cup Trophy arrives in Phnom Penh on world tour in June

The Cambodian government – through the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia (NOCC) and Cambodia Beverage Co, Ltd (Coca-Cola) – is ready to welcome the FIFA World Cup, as it arrives in Phnom Penh next month as part of its trophy tour.

The prestigious World Cup Trophy Tour will officially arrive in the Kingdom via private jet on June 15, according to a May 27 statement released by the NOCC and Coca-Cola, after approval from the government.

The tour, which is passing through Cambodia for the first time, is to celebrate the World Cup tournament which will run from November to December in Doha, Qatar. Cambodia is already prepared to march the trophy across the capital.

According to the statement, the June 15 World Cup Trophy parade will travel from Phnom Penh International Airport to the Peace Palace under the presidency of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

A welcoming ceremony and photo sessions with the trophy will be held at Morodok Techo National Stadium from 1pm to 10pm with a live concert.

NOCC called on all Cambodians and football supporters to participate in the event and celebrate the arrival of the FIFA World Cup Trophy, saying the event was a historic one.

The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola kicked off on May 12 and will stop in 51 countries and territories.


  • 12th Cambodia int’l film festival to see return of Hollywood star

    Phnom Penh is set to come alive with the magic of cinema as the highly anticipated 12th Cambodia International Film Festival (CIFF) takes centre stage. Boasting an impressive line-up of 188 films from 23 countries, including captivating shorts, feature films, documentaries and animation, the festival promises an

  • Bareknuckle champion wants Kun Khmer fighter

    Dave Leduc, who is the current openweight Lethwei boxing champion in Myanmar, has announced that he will travel to Cambodia this year to challenge SEA Games gold medallist Prum Samnang any time that is convenient, after their planned match later this month in Slovakia was

  • Struggling Battambang artist dreams of staging full-scale gallery exhibition

    Leav Kimchhoth, a 55-year-old artist from Battambang province, is a familiar face to locals and tourists alike on the streets of the riverside in Phnom Penh. The one-armed painter and illustrator often hawks his work near the night market on weekends and public holidays. He

  • Fresh Covid warnings as Thai hospital fills

    A senior health official reminds the public to remain vigilant, as neighbouring countries experience an increase in Covid-19 cases, with the latest surge appearing to be a result of the Omicron XBB.1.5 sub-variant. Or Vandine, secretary of state and spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health,

  • New Law on Taxation comes into effect

    Cambodia has enacted the eagerly-awaited new Law on Taxation, which aims to improve the national tax regime’s compliance with present and future international standards and economic conditions; encourage accountability, effectiveness and transparency in the collection process; and promote investment in the Kingdom. King Norodom

  • Five-year-old Hanuman dances his way into hearts of Cambodia

    A young talent from a new-established settlement has emerged, captivating the online world with his mesmerising performances of the traditional Cambodian monkey dance. Roeun Kakada is a five-year-old prodigy who has taken the social media sphere by storm with his exceptional dance skills and dedication