Puyol, Bundchen to unveil FIFA World Cup before final match

Puyol was one of the standout players of the Spanish side, which triumphed at the last edition of the competition at South Africa in 2010

The FIFA World Cup trophy will be unveiled in the minutes leading up to the kick-off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final match on Sunday, according to a statement.
The statement said this year’s special guest primed to do the honours is Carles Puyol, former captain of Spain.
Puyol was one of the standout players of the Spanish side, which triumphed at the last edition of the competition at South Africa in 2010.
The statement said Puyol, considered a footballing idol both in his homeland and across the globe, would be assisted by Brazilian model and Louis Vuitton brand ambassador, Gisele Bundchen.
The duo would be charged with exciting fans at the Estadio Maracana on Sunday when the Trophy would be displayed before the game.
This would be prior to its being awarded to the next world champions later that evening in Rio de Janeiro.
It would be at the same time when the two teams contesting the final match would be making their final preparations for the big match.
Then, they would be eager to take to the pitch, with the roar of the crowd ringing in their ears, while the coveted trophy stands just a few steps away.
The statement added: “Meanwhile, the trophy will continue to be housed in its tailor-made Louis Vuitton travel case, commissioned specifically for this purpose by FIFA in 2010.
“Prior to the title decider in South Africa, the captain of Italy’s 2006 FIFA World Cup-winning side, Fabio Cannavaro, took to the pitch.
“He was there to unveil the most recognisable prize in sport and the trophy coveted by footballers everywhere, raising the levels of excitement ahead of the match.
“It will be no different this year, with Puyol, Bundchen and the trophy sure to bring the Maracana crowd to its feet.”

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