Pele poses with FIFA's World Cup trophy, on display in Brazil

08:43, February 08, 2010      

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Former star soccer player Edison Arantes do Nascimento, Pele, holds up the FIFA World Cup trophy in Rio de Janeiro, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. The trophy is in Rio de Janeiro as part of its nine-month world tour.(Xinhua Photo)


Pele once again lifted the World Cup trophy while the soccer world's most prestigious award was on display here on Saturday.

The trophy is on a worldwide tour and finally landed in Brazil. The trophy will be on display at the Copacabana Fort .


Former Brazilian soccer star Pele holds up a book on his career during the FIFA trophy world tour event in Rio de Janeiro February 6, 2010.(Xinhua Photo)


Pele, a three-time World Cup champion, also took advantage of the occasion to release his new book entitled Pele 70. The book illustrates the many photographs of the athlete's illustrious career.

"The emotions expressed in the book are indescribable," described Pele, referring to his success and participation in his respective World Cup titles and his historic career.

The trophy will leave Rio de Janeiro and travel to Sao Paulo on February 8. The trophy began its worldwide tour in September 2009.


Former Brazilian soccer star Pele kisses the FIFA World Cup trophy in Rio de Janeiro February 6, 2010. The trophy will be displayed in Rio de Janeiro until Monday as part of its world tour.(Xinhua Photo)


The FIFA trophy will eventually make its way to South Africa after it completes its tour of some 83 countries and regions. The trophy will be presented to the winner of the 2010 World Cup on July 11, after the final match concludes in World Cup hosts South Africa.

Source: Xinhua
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