World Cup Trophy Tour

I was asked to photograph the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour in Belfast and Dublin by Platinum One Group. As it was my boyhood dream to lift this trophy, I thought I might finally get the chance. But unfortunately only formers winners and Heads of State can lift the solid gold trophy. Still, it was amazing to see it up close- it's more impressive in reality, and also I got the chance to meet two of my boyhood heros- Pat Jennings and Paul McGrath. I also met and photographed Italy legend and Rep. of Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli. He won the World Cup with Italy in '82, so he can lift the trophy.