FIFA fever is raging world wide. But it’s the solid gold trophy encased in customized Louis Vuitton case that has caught my attention. With the gold prices escalating at break-neck speed, I was just wondering about the cost of this solid gold trophy shaped out of 5 kg 18 carat gold and malachite. Standing 14.4 inches tall, and produced by Bertoni, Milano, it weighs 6.175 kg in total and depicts two human figures holding up the Earth. Taking today’s gold rate into consideration, according to my calculations, this trophy is valued at about $146,625. But only those who can kick the ball in the correct direction at the correct moment get a chance to just hold this invaluable gold trophy. They too cannot take it back home, as the current FIFA World Cup Trophy cannot be won outright. As per the regulations, it remains as FIFA’s own possession. The FIFA World Cup winners retain it until the next tournament and are awarded a replica, gold-plated rather than solid gold.