Making of the World Cup Trophy
A three-dimensional sketch of the cup would be drawn using pencils. Each part which would be plated with different metal contents would be given different colours. The cup depicts a golden globe held up by two triumphant athletes
A model of the trophy is created with gypsum-based metal.
Wax pattern is produced separately and then extracted from the mold.
Patterns and designs would be engraved on the wax model before keeping it wrapped in a metal foil.
Molten gold will be poured into the ingot mold. The surface then be polished with acids and other solutions.
Original and the replica
The winners are awarded a gold-plated replica which they get to keep as a permanent reminder of their success. The original trophy remains in FIFA’s possession.