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.