Rumor: Who Will Retain FIFA World Cup Trophy For Good?

Discussion in 'FIFA and Tournaments' started by kingkong1, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. kingkong1

    kingkong1 New Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Rio, Brazil
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Jules Rimet Cup was definitely owned by Brazil after its 3rd win in 1970 (according to the trophy's rules at its instauration in 1930).

    For the new trophy (FIFA World Cup Trophy) I read somewhere that the country to win it for 5 times since 1974 would keep it for good.

    Anybody could confirm that? (Gregoriak? Comme? RichardL?)...

    So far we have:

    Argentina - 2 titles
    Brazil - 2 titles
    Germany - 2 titles
    Italy - 2 titles
    France - 1 title

    I tried to find the links - including in FIFA's site - with no success.

    Anybody has sound info on the matter?:confused:
     
  2. Mengao81

    Mengao81 New Member

    Apr 5, 2006
    The new trophy doesn't have any rules like that. The winner receives a replica of the original and that is it.
     
  3. Otaku

    Otaku Member+

    Dec 9, 2003
    Club:
    CDSC Cruz Azul
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    The team gets to write down their name at the bottom though. Eventually it will run out of room

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  4. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We have the technology to write really small now.

    ;)
     
  5. Otaku

    Otaku Member+

    Dec 9, 2003
    Club:
    CDSC Cruz Azul
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    :rolleyes: :D
     
  6. Crop Circles Maria

    Aug 1, 2005
    Valencia, California
    Club:
    Universitario de Deportes
    Nat'l Team:
    Peru
    Add layers like we did for Copa America and Libertadores?
    or strip the old layer and add a new one like the NHL's Stanley Cup? And keep the old layers at FIFA HQ.
     
  7. Otaku

    Otaku Member+

    Dec 9, 2003
    Club:
    CDSC Cruz Azul
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    I wouldn't mind a new one though. The WC seems kind of small for being the world's most important trophy. Granted its 24k gold but still.
     
  8. City Dave

    City Dave Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Club:
    Cleveland C. S.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. almango

    almango Member+

    Sydney FC
    Australia
    Nov 29, 2004
    Bulli, Australia
    Club:
    Sydney FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    There are no rules stating that a multiple trophy winner gets to keep the trophy. It belongs to FIFA. Each winner gets a replica. Eventually FIFA will replace the trophy either because they have run out of room for winners to be engraved on it or a sponsor has given them enough money to have the naming rights and their own trophy presented eg the VISA World Cup Trophy or something similar. I would expect when that happens that FIFA would keep the trophy as a display piece but maybe some greedy bastard will melt it down and sell it for gold, with a replica on display somewhere.
     

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