RIO DE JANEIRO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
The FIFA™ World Cup Final. This evening, the FIFA™ World Cup Trophy arrived on the pitch of the Maracaña Stadium in Brazil protected by a specially commissioned Louis Vuitton trunk. It was escorted by two world-class celebrities: Carles Puyol, the 2010 FIFA World Cup Champion and Brazilian-born top model Gisele Bündchen, who wore a Louis Vuitton outfit from the 2015 Cruise Collection.
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Carles Puyol carried the precious Trophy onto the pitch of the Maracaña Stadium in the minutes before the Final match began. He transported it in a tailored Louis Vuitton trunk, specially created for the event, placing it on the podium under the watchful gaze of 78,000 spectators. He was accompanied by the top model and Louis Vuitton ambassador, Gisele Bündchen.
"It was a great honor to represent my country and the people of Brazil in this celebration carrying the LV FIFA Trophy Case. It's beautiful to see how sport has the power to bring the world together. I am so grateful to be part of this moment. Thank you all Brazilians who have welcomed the world with all their joy and loving spirit," declared Gisele Bündchen.
In keeping with tradition, the FIFA World Cup Trophy was returned to the pitch by a representative of the defending champions. Thus Spain, 2010 winners and represented by Carles Puyol, was able to share a final triumphal moment with the Trophy before the kick-off of the 2014 final match between Germany and Argentina.
In just a few days, the FIFA World Cup Trophy and its official Louis Vuitton trunk will leave Brazil for the home country of the new World Champions.
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