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VIDEO: Thousands troop to ‘see’ World Cup

The tour is the fourth global tour by the FIFA World Cup, and the third time it would be visiting Nigeria. Getty image

Hundreds of Lagos residents, including children, on Saturday turned out to get a glimpse of the iconic FIFA World Cup which arrived in the country on Wednesday.

A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), at the Tafawa Balewa Square, reports that the residents defied scorching sun to see the trophy.

Many fans said it was a ‘golden’ opportunity.

A nine-year-old Taiwo Tivlam, told NAN that his dream would be to play football and represent the country at World Cup competitions.

Silvia Noah, also nine-year-old, said “the cup is so beautiful and shinning; I don’t know if we can keep it,” she said.

The trophy which arrived in Abuja on Wednesday is on tour of 91 cities in 51 countries across six continents before the commencement of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The trophy arrived in Lagos on Friday and will on Saturday evening for Senegal.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles is in Group D alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in the 2018 World Cup tournament to hold from June 14 to July 14.

The final match will be played inside the 80,000-capacity Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 15th July.

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