Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez smiles for soccer fans following the FIFA trophy tour

FIFA World Cup trophy tour makes a Miami stop


After traveling through the world and stopping in Korea, China and Japan earlier this month, the coveted Fédération Internationale de Football Association 18 carat gold trophy arrived at Miami Tuesday. 

The $10 million statue was in a glass case after it arrived in a red private plane at Miami International Airport. 

As Coca-Cola sponsored the ceremony, David Beckham's supporter Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez pulled back a black fabric covering the coveted golden statue. Security stood near it.


The last sales phase of FIFA World Cup Brazil tickets opened Tuesday on FIFA.com. Tickets for 54 matches will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and there were no tickets for ten out of the 64 matches.

Beckham and Gimenez want to build a Major League Soccer franchise stadium near PortMiami. Royal Caribbean doesn't.

On Tuesday afternoon, the FIFA trophy tour party was with another Carlos -- but this one had worldwide celebrity status.

Vives, the Colombian musician and pop star David Correy presented the FIFA tour party song "LaCopaDeTodos' on an Univision's show in Spanish.

The trophy will be on public display in Los Angeles April 19 and 20th. The tour ends in Brazil April 21st.

FIFA trophy tour's song with Carlos Vives and David Correy