The former soccer players Iker Casillas and Kaka inaugurated this Thursday in Dubai the route of the FIFA World Cup tour, which will take him around the planet and will visit for the first time the 32 countries qualified for Qatar 2022.
“The trophy is one of the greatest symbols of sport”said the director of the FIFA Commercial Division, Romy Gai, according to a statement from FIFA, and assured that taking him on tour provides “an exceptional opportunity to put the spotlight on the magnificent social groups around the world who love the sport. king”.
The Trophy Tour It will end in Qatar where the World Cup will be held next November. “This highlights the commitment we have to football being truly global,” Gai said.
Iker Casillas recalled that “Lifting this trophy in 2010 as captain of the Spanish team was the culmination” of his career.
“I am excited to think that, at the end of this year, someone in Qatar will feel the same as I felt that time. It fills me with pride to be here today with all of you on the occasion of the start of this tour that will reach fans from all over the planet “, he pointed.
For its part, Kaká stressed that it is “an incredible honor to participate in the first stop of the Trophy Tour”given that he played his first World Cup at the age of 20, something that was “a dream come true”, he confessed.