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May 24, 2014

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"Made in Pakistan" Footballs to be used in FIFA World Cup 2014

Pakistan may surprise viewers at FIFA World Cup in Brazil as Sialkot made footballs will be used in FIFA World Cup this year.

Pakistan is known as a cricketing nation but you may not know that footballs, for the upcoming FIFA World Cup-2014 in Brazil, are produced in Pakistan (159th ranked football nation).

A Pakistani company accepted challenge of producing soccer balls when a Chinese supplier Adidas failed to supply. This Pakistani firm has made balls for the German Bundesliga, French League and the Champions League.
Soccer Ball to be used in this mega event has unique design and features. In December 2013, Brazil unveiled the latest soccer ball for the FIFA World Cup 2014 - the Brazuca.

This is a moment of great pride for Pakistan that Sialkot made Soccer Balls will be used in Fifa World Cup-2014. Forward Sports (Pvt) Ltd in Sialkot will be producing 3000 footballs for the event. Sialkot was once the soccer ball production capital of the world - producing about 30 million footballs a year, an estimated 40 percent of global production. But now China and some other countries have also got share. Sialkot is also known for producing cricket bats, hockey sticks and other sports accessories. 
All major news channels and newspapers have published a story about Pakistani Footballs in World Cup. BBC Urdu website also published a story. Indian media also covered this news. CNN has also made a documentary about this; watch it below. 

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Official FIFA World Cup 2014 Soccer Ball

Following photos show workers are working to make footballs for World Cup.


2 comments:

  1. zarina shekhJune 08, 2014

    thanks sir for this news now i proud that the pakistani ball is used in Fifa worldcup 2014 BRAZIL

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  2. Well Pakistan has a great talent and have many facilities to work ... and thats a great news as ...



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