The trophy of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup made its stop in Vietnam for the first time ever on Saturday morning to celebrate the national women’s football team’s historic qualification in the quadrennial meet.
The trophy visit is part of the promotional series for the tournament, scheduled to be held in Australia and New Zealand from July 20 to August 20 this year.
The hardware was unveiled at a ceremony held in Hanoi on Saturday morning, attracting hundreds of football fans in the Vietnamese capital city.
Before stopping in Vietnam, it visited Japan on February 25 and 26, followed by a one-day pit stop in South Korea on February 27 and two days in the Philippines on March 2 and 3.
Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Morocco, Ireland, Switzerland, and Zambia will also join Vietnam and the Philippines in welcoming the winners’ trophy for the first time.
|The trophy of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is unveiled in Hanoi, March 4, 2023. Photo: Ngoc Tu / Tuoi Tre|
Twenty other nations will be in the list of destinations of the trophy tour before its last stop in New Zealand on July 12-14, a week ahead of the World Cup.
The Vietnamese women’s football team are currently in intensive preparation for their maiden stint in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Vietnam are in Group E with the U.S., the Netherlands, and Portugal.
All games in the group will be organized in New Zealand.
According to the schedule, Vietnam take on the U.S. in Auckland on July 22, Portugal in Hamilton on July 27, and the Netherlands in Dunedin on August 1.
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