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Original FIFA World Cup Trophy Is Stolen (1983) Options
Daemon
Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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Original FIFA World Cup Trophy Is Stolen (1983)

The World Cup has been held every fourth year since 1930, except during WWII. The international soccer tournament's original prize was officially renamed the Jules Rimet Trophy in 1946 in honor of the former Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) president, who stipulated that the first team to win the World Cup three times could keep the trophy in perpetuity. Brazil earned this right in 1970, but, in 1983, the trophy was stolen while on display there. Was it ever recovered? More...
IMcRout
Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 5:27:14 AM
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The article could do with a little refreshing.
The trophy has been held by Germany for more than a year now, after the 1914 World Cup in Brazil. Dancing
Bedells
Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 10:30:50 AM

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Actually, the World Cup was held in 2014.
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 11:33:02 AM
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Thank you, Bedells.

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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 11:32:00 PM

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Not quite the World Cup curtain raiser, but a twitch of the net curtains at the very least. On Friday, as the usual gaggle of besuited ex-pros fish out numbered balls to determine who plays who next June in Brazil, all eyes will be on one thing - no, not the frightfully gorgeous model-types inexplicably brought in to preside over the draw, but a 14.5-inch tall chunk of 18- carat gold, otherwise known as the World Cup trophy. But let’s face facts: it’s pretty boring. Sure, the trophy is highly coveted, with 32 nations duking it out every four years for the chance to grasp it aloft. It’s immensely valuable, too, believed to be worth around £7m in change. And yet the 13.61-pound trophy, created in 1970 after Brazil kept the original following a trio of World Cup wins, will never accrue the same scandal, sex appeal or Hollywood-esque drama as its predecessor. Hunted by the Nazis and stolen before the 1966 World Cup only to be retrieved by a black and white collie, the Jules Rimet trophy has been missing for 30 years this month (the exact anniversary is December 20), having been pilfered in Brazil, never to be seen again – supposedly melted into gold bars by its captors. But this ultimately successful attempt to snatch the hallowed statuette - held as dear to football fans as the Holy Grail is to Christians… and perhaps Monty Python fans - was merely the last of many.
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