Why is Salt Bae allowed to touch the World Cup?

According to the rules on FIFA's website: "As one of the most recognised sports symbols in the world and a priceless icon, the original FIFA World Cup Trophy can only be touched and held by a very select group of people, which includes former winners of the FIFA World Cup and heads of state."
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What is the issue with Salt Bae and World Cup?

A few days ago, Salt Bae was refused entry at US Open final for badgering Lionel Messi for a selfie - a move that angered football fans across the world. He was also criticised for picking up the FIFA World Cup trophy. In a tweet, the Rolling Loud music festival said they will not allow him to attend the event.
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Why was Salt Bae allowed to touch the trophy?

It is unclear exactly why Salt Bae was allowed to get onto the pitch. But it is thought to be due to his friendship with FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
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Is Salt Bae allowed to touch the World Cup?

The trophy is famously only allowed to be touched by a select few, and it is safe to say Salt Bae isn't one of them.
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Is touching the World Cup trophy illegal?

An extremely exclusive list of people are allowed to touch the World Cup trophy with their bare hands, including tournament winning players and coaches, heads of state and FIFA officials.
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The Reason Why Lionel Messi Was Furious With Salt Bae After The Final

Why is no one allowed to touch the World Cup?

FIFA rules on who can touch World Cup trophy

The World Cup trophy is estimated to be worth around $20million (£17.7m), so FIFA take no chances.
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Why Messi ignored Salt Bae?

Leo was evidently irritated by the chef's opportunistic intrusiveness- it just wasn't the appropriate time to be asking for a selfie. The player just wanted to enjoy the moment with his friends and family.
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Why was Nusr-Et banned from World Cup?

By violating FIFA regulations at the World Cup final, famous chef Salt Bae made a mockery of himself, and because of this, a football competition decided to ban him. Because he won't have to deal with Salt Bae, Lionel Messi has ultimately been given a strong reason to transfer to the United States.
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Did Salt Bae break FIFA rules?

He does, however, appear to have broken rules that are laid out by FIFA on the organisation's official website.
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What did Salt Bae did to Messi?

Salt Bae has been accused of attempting to 'save' himself by sharing an old video of Messi after the he was reprimanded for his behaviour.
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Can anyone touch the World Cup?

According to the FIFA website, "The original FIFA World Cup Trophy can only be touched and held by a very select group of people, which includes former winners of the FIFA World Cup and heads of state."
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Was Mexico banned from the World Cup?

Mexico handed fine, one-game supporter ban for anti-gay chant at World Cup. The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has been given a fine and one-match supporters' ban due to discriminatory chants by fans at the 2022 World Cup, FIFA's Disciplinary Committee announced on Friday.
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Has Mexico ever been banned from the World Cup?

Mexico. FIFA banned Mexico from participating in the 1990 World Cup held in Italy because they included four overage players in qualifying games for the 1989 World Youth Championship.
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What World Cups did Mexico not go to?

Mexico did not participate in the World Cup in 1982 and 1990, but in every other competition, El Tri had reached at least the Round of 16, including a run to the quarterfinals in 1986 as the host nation.
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Is Salt Bae good or bad?

Salt Bae's Nusr-Et steakhouse in London has been ranked as one of the worst restaurants in the capital on TripAdvisor. The eatery dominated social media feeds in the weeks after it opened its doors in September 2021, and quickly earned a reputation for its eye-watering prices.
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What symbol is banned in World Cup?

The OneLove armband with a rainbow flag in the shape of a heart and was going to be worn by team captains from seven nations to protest Qatar's laws against same-sex relationships. But football's world governing body Fifa said they would give a yellow card to any player wearing it, so the teams decided not to wear it.
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Is the World Cup trophy real gold?

Made of 18 karat gold with bands of malachite on its base, it stands 36.8 centimetres high and weighs 6.175 kilograms (13.61 lb). The trophy was made by the Stabilimento Artistico Bertoni company in Italy. It depicts two human figures holding up the Earth.
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Has anyone tried to steal the World Cup?

The trophy was passed from the Uruguayans, after they won the first tournament in 1930, to the Italians before someone made a concerted attempt to steal it: those someones were the Nazis — up to no good again — who during the Second World War attempted to swipe it from Rome, where it was being held in a bank vault.
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Why did Mexico lose the World Cup?

Mexico has been eliminated from the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Despite goals from Henry Martín and Luis Chávez, Mexico fell short based on goal differential with a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia. With Argentina's 2-0 win over Poland, Mexico's minus-one goal differential wasn't enough to Poland's zero.
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Could USA play Mexico in World Cup?

Historically, the men's World Cup contains 32 nations. The US, Canada and Mexico all competed at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar after qualifying via Concacaf's Octagonal process. Now, those high-pressure games won't be required for the USMNT, CanMNT and El Tri.
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Is Mexico banned from the 2026 World Cup?

Except for 2026, FIFA has already said Mexico doesn't need to qualify: As a host country, they are already in the tournament. And with the tournament expanding from 36 to 48 teams in 2026, chances are losing a point or two wouldn't matter for Mexico, which has qualified for the last eight World Cups.
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Is Mexico out of the World Cup 2026?

2026 World Cup format and qualification

First and foremost, as host nations, the USA, Canada and Mexico will all automatically qualify for the 2026 World Cup.
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Will Mexico play in Mexico World Cup 2026?

World Cup 2026 qualifiers

Each continental confederation has the autonomy to define the competition model and the period of their qualifying tournaments. Dates for the qualifiers will be announced in due course. Hosts Canada, Mexico and USA are already confirmed as qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.
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Can you take your shirt off in a World Cup game?

Taking off your shirt in other sports

It's not just in soccer that it is forbidden to take off your jersey during the match. This rule also applies to athletics. Rule 143 of the IAAF contains the exact dress code: the starting number must always be visible.
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