February 03, 2018
FIFA World Cup trophy lands in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: French FIFA World Cup winner Christian Karembeu said on Saturday that he was happy to be sharing in the historic stopover of the FIFA World Cup trophy in Pakistan, as he, along with other local stars, landed here earlier today on the trophy tour.
In an exclusive interview with Private news channel upon his arrival in Lahore, Karembeu, who was part of the French team which won the World Cup in 1998, said today marks a big day for football in Pakistan.
“It’s a big day for football in Pakistan.
[I am] here in Pakistan to prove that football unites the world,” said the former star, as he shared his excitement about being here for the special occasion.
Karembeu accompanied the trophy to Pakistan along with former cricket captain Younis Khan, singers Quratulain Baloch, Momina Mustehsan, actor Maya Ali and other celebrities on a special chartered flight from Thailand.
The FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy will remain in Lahore for a day, on its global journey across 91 cities in 51 countries and six continents.
The trophy will return to host nation Russia in May ahead of the World Cup.