Earlier this month, a FIFA spokesperson confirmed that the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola would be visiting Islamabad, Pakistan on June 7. The said tour began on 12th May and will stop in 51 countries and territories. This will be the second time after 2018 that the FIFA trophy tour will make a stopover in Pakistan.
Moreover, 3000 locally produced footballs will be used during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. These footballs are manufactured in Pakistan by Adidas through ‘Forward Sports’, a Sialkot-based company.
This year’s official match ball is named ‘Al-Rihla,’ meaning the journey. In fact, Pakistan has been the official manufacturer of the official match ball since the 1982 FIFA World Cup. “This is a stunning, sustainable and high-quality official match ball from Adidas that will be enjoyed by stars performing at the top of their game on the world’s biggest stage in Qatar, as well as grassroot players everywhere,” FIFA’s Director Marketing Jean-François Pathy said.
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