Germany 2024 Bid Ambassador Philipp Lahm to Present World Cup Trophy Ahead Of the Final

— Moscow, Russia – July 13, 2018 – Today it was announced that Philipp Lahm, the Honorary Captain of
Germany’s national team and Ambassador of Germany’s UEFA EURO 2024 bid, will be officially
presenting the World Cup trophy at the FIFA World Cup Final this Sunday in Moscow.
Lahm, the captain of Germany’s winning World Cup team from 2014 in Brazil, will be accompanying
Russian model Natalia Vodianova in bring the trophy out to the Luzhniki Stadium before the final kicks
off.
Upon hearing the news, Lahm commented, “It’s a fantastic honour to bring the trophy out before the
final and to be able to pass on the pride that German football has felt for the last four years to the next
champions. The atmosphere before the World Cup Final is fantastic, and a pleasure to be a part of. The
Ambassador for Germany’s EURO 2024 bid added, ‘It’s been great to soak up the atmosphere here in
Russia and engage with so many fans. It has provided me and the team with a lot of inspiration to host
the UEFA EURO 2024 in Germany and put on another festival of football. As soon as the final whistle
for the World Cup blows, that will be my focus!’
Reinhard Grindel, President of the German Football Federation, added, ‘We are really pleased for Philipp
that he can once again be part of such a tremendous occasion. Philipp is such an important part of the
German Football Federation, particularly in our efforts to become the host country for UEFA EURO 2024,
and is a fantastic ambassador for all that we represent. We are very proud of all that he continues to
achieve.’
While at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Lahm has had the opportunity to meet with various
international fan groups and take part in important charity activities, including promoting football in
schools.
See more from Philipp Lahm by downloading this video.
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