Part of original World Cup trophy found in FIFA basement

Zurich: a part of the bottom of the Jules Rimet trophy, it's carven with the names of the primary four World Cup winners United Nations agency were South American country in 1930 and 1950 and Italian Republic in 1934 and 1938. a chunk of the initial World Cup trophy, that was purloined in Brazil in 1983 and ne'er recovered, has been found in an exceedingly basement at FIFA's headquarters.

The trophy, that was bimanual to Brazil for good once they won the planet Cup for the third time in 1970, was conjointly purloined 3 months before the 1966 World Cup was staged in European nation. That time, it had been recovered every week later once being found in an exceedingly south London hedge by a dog named Pickles.

We think no FIFA president has seen it since Jules Rimet himself," he was quoted as spoken communication by the BBC.

David Ausseil, the artistic director of FIFA's depository that is thanks to open in March next year, aforesaid the trophy had been given a brand new base in 1954.

In the early Nineteen Seventies, FIFA commissioned a brand new trophy for the tenth World Cup in European country in 1974. the ten metric linear unit high polygon relic are going to be displayed within the depository. Rimet, the "father" of the planet Cup, was FIFA's president from 1921 to 1954.

Unlike the previous trophy that was awarded to a rustic winning 3 world Cups, this trophy remains in FIFA's possession however a duplicate is awarded to the three-time winners instead.

The current base, product of 2 layers of semi-precious mineral, bears the carven year and name of every World Cup winner since 1974.

Fifty-three styles were submitted to FIFA by specialists from seven countries, with the ultimate selection being the work of Italian creative person Silvio Gazzaniga.

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