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Bundchen to hand over SWC trophy

2014-06-17 10:29
Cape Town - The Soccer World Cup is departing from tradition as Gisele Bundchen will be handing over the trophy to the champions.

The Boston Globe are reporting that Brazilian supermodel Bundchen has been asked to step in for president Dilma Rousseff and hand over the trophy to the 2014 Soccer World Cup winners.

FIFA have decided to break from the tradition of the host country's head of state having the honour of handing of the most coveted prize in soccer due to concerns over the unrest brewing in the country.

President Rousseff has been targeted for severe criticism over the cost of hosting the World Cup and FIFA organisers are concerned that including Rousseff in the closing ceremony may spark further protests.

It is reported that Bundchen has accepted the offer from FIFA to take part in the ceremony and she will be joined at the event by her American football playing husband Tom Brady.

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