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Unrevealing Sides of FIFA World Cup Trophy

Football World Cup or what we know as the FIFA World Cup is the most exciting event for the entire world. People who play fantasy football wait for every 4 years gap for this event so that they can make the team of the brilliant footballers.  

They say the trophy of the event is the biggest glory for the footballer and the supporting fans. We have brought this special post of FIFA Trophy history for the users of the fantasy football league. Read it on: 

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Many trophies presents for various sporting endeavours today. However, one of the most famous of these is the FIFA World Cup. Yet what many people do not realize this. The FIFA Trophy awarded today has only been in existence since 1974. Before, those nations that were winners of this particular sporting event were presented with the Jules Rimet Trophy instead. 

Why a new FIFA trophy

Know the main reason why a new FIFA trophy introduced in 1970. Brazil awarded the Jules Rimet Trophy outright as they had won this competition three times. The FIFA had to arrange for a new trophy to replace it. 

The new FIFA World Cup trophy then presented to the winning Nation in 1974. And this was West Germany and Franz Beckenbauer at the time captained it. Silvio Gazzaniga designed the trophy and Bertoni Milano produced it. 

This trophy just like the Jules Rimet one before is very elaborate in design. On the body, two figures has been shown holding up the Earth. And on its base “FIFA World Cup” engraved in outpouring letters. The actual trophy has made from 18 carat solid gold. And it weighs a total of 11lb and measures to a height of 14.4 inches. To ensure that the cup stands correctly the base, it has been made from a strong carbonate mineral named Malachite. It measures a width of 5.1 inches.

To be able to view the names of the winning nations on this particular trophy it needs being turned upside down. This is because the names and dates when the trophy was won, engraved on plaques in English on the bottom of the base. 

The current scenario

Today there are still enough plaques available to allow a further 9 nations to have their winning details placed on this trophy. It is only after the FIFA World Cup Competition in 2038, a decision need being made as to whether this particular trophy should retire and gets replace with a new one. 

The biggest difference with this particular FIFA World Cup Trophy is that it is not one that can be won outright as Brazil did with the Jules Rimet Trophy. Today although the winning team gets this trophy on the day of their victory they don’t actually get to keep it and instead of provided with a replica. 

The main reason for this is that following Italy winning FIFA 2006 after the Trophy was restored, it was damaged. Days after the trophy had presented to Italy pictures appeared in newspapers showing a small piece of Malachite base had broken off. The damage to the trophy was repaired. But to prevent such a situation in the future the FIFA decided no longer to allow the winning nation to retain the trophy until the next tournament. 

The FIFA World Cup Trophy replica that the winning nation now receives is the same size as the original. However, unlike the original solid gold not used to make them but rather they use gold plating instead. 

With such rich history in the FIFA world cup, one can easily see why it is the most popular trophies. And also most watched tournaments on earth. Many young footballers aspire to one day play in the World Cup one day. 

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