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DHL scored a logistics feat for the 2018 World Cup by transporting the goal from the 2014 World Cup semi-final, in which Germany won 7-1 against Brazil, from the last host nation to Germany.
The goal, a gift from the operators of the football stadium Estádio Mineirã in Brazil, was transported to raise money for health and sporting projects for children in need in and around the Brazillian city of Belo Horizonte.
DAHW Deutsche Lepra- und Tuberkulosehilfe e.V., a non-profit association for leprosy- and tuberculosis-related aid and other neglected tropical diseases, hopes together with Estádio Mineirão to generate numerous donations for projects to support children and youth in Brazil.
The idea behind the unique charity campaign is that the first 8,150 donators who have contributed at least 71 Euro at www.7zu1-deins.de will receive a piece of the original goal net.
The kick-off for the goal's journey took place on June 5 in Brazil.
Logistics specialists from DHL Trade Fairs & Events, a specialist for fair and event logistics and part of DHL Freight, transported the goal by truck to Virapocos Campinas Airport in Brazil before flying it to Germany.
On June 13, DHL's German team welcomed the football goal at Frankfurt am Main Airport to complete the last mile delivery to a television-broadcasting studio in Baden-Baden in time for the start of the 2018 World Cup.
The goal was featured at a television studio before the very first match of the German national team on June 17.
It is now being exhibited at the German Football Museum in Dortmund.
Vincenzo Scrudato, Managing Director, DHL Trade Fairs & Events, said: “We are very pleased and proud to be able to contribute to the success of this special campaign with our forwarding know-how.
“This legendary football match is an unforgettable moment in football history. It's inspiring that this sporting event is now contributing to a good cause.”