Zurich, Oct 17, 2014: On 19 and 20 October 2014 the FIFA Club World Cup Welcome Tour presented by TOYOTA is set to kick off in Buenos Aires, Argentina, home of Copa Libertadores champions CA San Lorenzo. Starting in Buenos Aires, the global tour will visit the home cities of all seven of the Club World Cup?s participating clubs to promote the event, which will be played in Morocco between 10 and 20 December 2014.
During the Welcome Tour, the spotlight will be on the FIFA Club World Cup Trophy, which will be displayed in every city offering fans a glimpse of the coveted prize that will be awarded to the event winners in Marrakech.
“The Welcome Tour is a fantastic opportunity to bring the FIFA Club World Cup to the thousands of passionate fans of all the qualified teams.
Last year, football fans showed great interest all over the world and this is the second time that this ambitious project has been undertaken. I would like to thank each of the participating clubs for their tremendous support in helping FIFA realise this initiative,” said FIFA President Blatter.
Welcome Tour route and schedule:
Buenos Aires: (Abasto Shopping Mall), Argentina: 19-20 October
Mexico City: (Patio Universidad Shopping Mall), Mexico: 25-26 October
Auckland: (Sylvia Park Shopping Mall and Kiwitea Street Stadium), New Zealand: 1-2 November
Madrid: (Shopping Mall La Gavia), Spain: November 9-10
Winner of CAF Champions league: November (TBC)
Winner of AFC Champions league: November (TBC)
Tétouan, Morocco: November 29-30 (TBC)
Matías Lammens, President of San Lorenzo, explained: “It is a source of great pride that the Welcome Tour and the FIFA Club World Cup Trophy are coming to Argentina for the first time. At San Lorenzo de Almagro we have a huge passion for football and we thank FIFA for giving our fans this opportunity to see the beautiful trophy.” —- FIFA