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Follow the Final Leg of the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour

A waving Flag of the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil to illustrate the FIFA World Cup

After already visiting 89 countries in 221 days, the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour is on the final leg of its worldwide journey, before the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off on June 12 in Brazil. The Trophy is now making its final journey to 27 cities across Brazil, ending in the Host City of the 2014 Opening Game – São Paulo.

Planning to travel to attend the matches in Brazil? Make sure your car insurance covers rental vehicles over there.

The first time the original FIFA World Cup™ Trophy toured was in 2006, visiting 31 cities in 28 countries, before the World Cup in Germany. The second tour ran from September 2009 to May 2010, visiting 84 countries and 130 cities, including 50 African nations, celebrating the first FIFA World Cup held on African soil.

The 2014 Trophy Tour began its journey in Rio de Janeiro on September 12, 2013, starting from the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. By the time the tour ends in São Paulo, the FIFA World Cup™ Trophy will have logged 149,576.78 km (92,942.702 miles) – a distance that would circle more than three times the circumference of earth!

Before heading for Brazil, the tour visited Washington D.C. for a special activity held at the United States’ State Department with youth from the Special Olympics and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. VIP guests included Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, Olympic and FIFA Women’s World Cup winner Julie Foudy and former American international Cobi Jones (record holder for number of appearances for the Stars and Stripes, featured in 164 games).

Here is the remaining tour schedule:

Upcoming Tour Dates:

• May 2 Cuiaba
• May 3 Curitiba
• May 4 Florianopolis
• May 6 Campo Grande
• May 7 Goiania
• May 8 Vitoria
• May 9 Aracaju
• May 10 Maceió
• May 11 João Pessoa
• May 13 São Luiz
• May 14 Palmas
• May 15 Macapa
• May 16 Boa Vista
• May 17 Rio Branco
• May 18 Porto Velho
• May 19 Manaus
• May 20 Belem
• May 21 Teresina
• May 22 Natal
• May 23-24 Recife
• May 25-26 Fortaleza
• May 27-28 Brasília
• May 29- Jun 1 São Paulo

If you’re uncomfortable driving in another country, you should be fine using the available public transportation. That way you can save the extra expense of renting a car and buying rental auto insurance.

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