FIFA World Cup to Tour Port Moresby in February

The 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy will be making an appearance here in Port Moresby on February 1st.

Sponsored by Coca Cola, the trophy tour was launched in host country, Russia last September, where it toured the whole of the country.

It was not until December, when the trophy began its 50-countries tour across 6 continents.

And now, approaching the arrival of the FIFA World Cup, sports followers and fans alike will once more catch a wave of this world-wide hype.

Though, at the moment, no official confirmation from PNGFA has been made as to which route the trophy will take here in the country, but it is confirmed, that come the 1st of February, the Trophy will be on PNG soil.

It is expected to return to Russia in May, ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The World Cup kicks off on the 14th of June, and ends on 15th July.

The 8-pool competition will see 32 nations battle for the trophy.

So far, Africa has 5 qualified teams, and likewise for Asia.

Europe holds the highest of 14 teams, while the Americas have 3 teams.

In the last two year , following the wake of the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, Papua New Guinea went on to co-host the Rugby League World Cup.

The RLWC Trophy tour which was the precursor, gave fans a taste of this world event.

And soon afterwards, the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton graced PNG briefly, on its way across 70 nations.

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Dinnierose Raiko

Dinnierose Raiko graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts (Journalism) from Divine Word University in March 2016. She joined EMTV Sports in April 2016 covering Sports news and contributes content to and at times Co-host EMTV’s premier sports talk show ,'Sports Scene'. Her previous experience extends to a year of general news reporting for NBC West New Britain, NBC Madang and stringing for PNGFM just before joining EMTV. Having done courts, business, health, Education rounds before, the prospect of doing Sports stories became a new challenge. One that Dinnierose wanted to test herself with. She is now an all-rounder sports reporter but takes a greater interest in Cricket. Dinnierose has since found her niche and hopes to produce her own Sports Show someday.

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