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Football World Cup trophy to be shown at Lincoln City

World Cup trophy
The trophy is being taken on a 225-day global tour

The Fifa World Cup trophy will visit Lincoln in its only stop-off at a UK football ground on a global tour.

The trophy will arrive by helicopter at the Sincil Bank ground on 12 March and fans will have a chance to see it paraded before the Hereford Utd match.

The trophy is on a 225-day, 86,300-mile tour taking in 83 countries on its way to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Lincoln City officials said it will be a "once in a lifetime opportunity" and a "truly memorable evening".

Before arriving in Lincoln, the trophy will be displayed in London, and after the match it will be flown out of the UK.

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