Real Madrid will play in their second consecutive final of the FIFA Club World Cup when they face Gremio at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Zinedine Zidane’s men will be hoping to equal arch rivals, FC Barcelona’s record with a win on matchday, but what is the ultimate prize at stake? One of football’s most classy trophies.
On the eve of the final, FIFA took the pain to share the some interesting information about the CWC trophy.
Trophy Fact Sheet
Designer: Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Birmingham, UK. Jane Powell (lead), Dawn Forbes
Manufacturer: Thomas Fattorini Ltd, Birmingham UK
The design shows six staggered pillars, representing the six participating teams from the respective six Confederations, and one separate metal structure referencing the host of the competition.
They hold up a globe in the shape of a football – a consistent feature amongst almost all of FIFA’s event trophies.
The graceful curves and inherent strength of the trophy evoke the balletic and athletic qualities necessary to successfully compete in the FIFA Club World Cup and the tension and movement describe the competitive energy amongst the participants.
Year of design and manufacture: 2005
Material: Brass, Copper, Sterling Silver, Gilding metal, Aluminium,Chrome and Rhodium, Gold plated