Its very sad that Pakistan the 198th ranked country in Football, is not playing the FIFA world cup 2018. But there’s a good news for Pakistanis, the Sialkot made footballs will be used in FIFA world cup 2018, says Al Jazeera in a report.
The use of Pakistani Footballs will be a proud moment for the Pakistani nation. Ambassador of Russia in Pakistan Alexey Dedov, has confirmed that in FIFA world cup the ball to be used is Telstar 18, Pakistani manufactured.
This is not much surprising because as in FIFA world cup 2014, Pakistani footballs were used in the tournament. The city of Sialkot is famous for supplying sports items to the world.
“This is an honor for us, that we are going to provide footballs for the world cup once again. We are very excited to meet this challenge,” Khawaja Masood, the chairman of the Forward Sports the company which is entitled to manufacture the balls for FIFA world cup 2018, told Anadolu Agency.
“Although Pakistan football team will not be participating in the forthcoming World Cup, its presence will be felt in all the matches [because of the balls],”Khawaja Masood told Anadolu Agency.
The President of Pakistan Sports Goods Association, Hussnain Cheema said that Pakistan will be exporting near 10 million footballs to the world in this year.