Sheikh Zohaib Rafique Sethi, senior vice president of the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI), said on Sunday that the “Al Rihla” football created in Sialkot would be used in Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Speaking to APP, the SCCI SVP stated that it was a wonderful honour and source of pride for Sialkot and even Pakistan because a leading exports company headquartered in Sialkot, “Forward Sports,” had developed “Al Rihla” football for Adidas, which will be officially played at the FIFA football World Cup-2022.
He claimed that the brand “Forward Sports” would be utilised in the FIFA World Cup for the third time.He said that the design of football would reflect Qatari culture. According to Zohaib, the world is currently shifting toward sustainability, and the materials utilised in its production are bio-based recycling materials. According to him, water-based chemicals that do not contaminate the environment were utilised to make footballs instead of solvent-based chemicals. He said that the 20-panel ball was rated as one of the top footballs in the world.
He pointed out that manufacturers are employing more bio-based recycled materials in the construction of footballs as global trends shift toward sustainability. Also Read
He claimed that the 20-panel ball was regarded as one of the best in the entire globe. Before “thermos bonding,” a new technology, footballs for the World Cup were traditionally hand-stitched.
He stated that the 2014 World Cup marked the debut of a new technology.
Footballs for the FIFA World Cup 2018 were also produced in Sialkot, Pakistan.
Footballs “Made in Pakistan” were used in the UEFA Champions League Final.