FIFA World Cup 2018 to see footballs made in Pakistan’s Sialkot


ISLAMABAD, Feb 4 (APP):The Russian Ambassador to Pakistan Alexey Dedov confirmed that Sialkot-made footballs will be used in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which is slated for later this year.
Pakistanis will have their special moment of joy when they see footballs made in their own country being used to score goals in the international-level event.
The company “is a contracting manufacturer of global sports brand Adidas” and is making its labourers work “extra hours to ensure on-time delivery of the footballs”.
Forward Sports chairman Khawaja Masood while talking to a private news channel said , his company churns out 700,000 footballs a month.
“This is an honour for us, that we are going to provide footballs for the world cup once again. We are very excited to meet this challenge,” he said.
First introduced in 2014, the football to be used in 2018 FIFA World Cup is “thermo bonded”. Prior to this, Pakistan used to supply handmade and stitched footballs.
“Thermo bonded balls are made by attaching the panels through heat – the latest technology adopted by Adidas and transferred to Forward Sports in 2013.”