So as it gets nearer, we thought we’d take a little look see, randomly, at the plane that has been chartered especially to cart the World Cup Trophy around the globe.
Why not, eh?
The official FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour plane is a chartered McDonnell Douglas (MD) 83 operated by Danish Air Transport.
The aircraft, which has a 6.5-hour/3,000-mile flight range, is decorated in vibrant colors to reflect the spirit of Brazil, the host country of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Three pilots, three flight attendants, a flight mechanic, a doctor and a flight coordinator staff the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour plane. Personnel from Coca-Cola, FIFA and supporting agencies will be onboard, too, as well as various media, a camera crew, Coca-Cola blogger/photographer Joel Robison and a security team.
The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour plane includes 40 passenger seats: 16 for guests and 24 for the core team.
Of the 89 countries along the 2014 92,000-mile route, 52 welcome the FIFA World Cup Trophy for the first time ever.
How blimmin’ cool would it be to have your own football themed plane?