15 Fun Facts About the FIFA World Cup

The World Cup Trophy is Made from Solid Gold 1 of 16

The official FIFA World Cup trophy was first awarded in 1974 and is made of 11 pounds of 18 karat gold (worth over $150,000). The trophy is given to the winning nation to hold for 4 years until the next competition. Since the winner does not get to keep the trophy, they recieve a gold-plated replica in its place.