Pakistan is recently facing a ban from FIFA to be an official member of the global football governing body. But Pakistan continues to be the manufacturer of the FIFA World Cup match balls, which is indeed an honor. Adidas has been manufacturing the official FIFA World Cup match balls for the last 14 FIFA World Cups since 1982. Since then, Adidas is manufacturing official match balls in Pakistan. Pakistan didn’t manufacture match balls for the world cup, only in the World Cups of 2010 and 2014. They again gave Pakistan the contract to manufacture the world cup official match ball in 2018. Pakistan is manufacturing the football Al Rihla for the FIFA World cup 2022 to be held in Doha, Qatar. Al Rihla is the name given to the 2022 world cup’s official match ball, which means The Journey in Arabic.
Inauguration Of Al-Rihla
World cup winners Iker Casillas and Kaka inaugurated the official World Cup match ball. FIFA organized a grand event in Qatar, Doha, to inaugurate the official match ball. Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi and Korean footballer Son Heung-min are the official promotional faces of Al-Rihla. The World Cup will start on November 21st, where 32 countries from all around the world will compete to put their hands on football’s most prestigious trophy.
Why does Pakistan manufacture World Cup Balls?
Pakistan is famous and has a brilliant reputation for the manufacturing of sports goods. Pakistan-made sports goods and kits are used all around the world in different sports. From moto GP to cricket, from golf to football, from Rugby to Basketball, and all other famous sports, Pakistan manufactures quality sports kits and goods.
Pakistani hand stitching is very famous all around the world. During the manufacturing of football, hand stitching plays a vital role. Hand stitching adds to the quality and value of the footballs. Adidas is the second biggest sports goods manufacturer in the world. Adidas is producing official match balls from the last 14 FIFA World Cups. Pakistan is always the top priority for the production of Adidas sports goods.
They acknowledge the high quality of sports goods production all around the globe. This helps in building a soft image of the country. The media should promote a positive image of Pakistan, which can help our country in industrial and all other types of developments.