FIFA World Cup 2018 is just on the edge but do you know that the official Telstar 18 Football for the world cup was made in Pakistan by Pakistani manufacturer Forward Sports for Adidas.
Forward Sports is a famous Pakistani sports manufacturer which supplies soccer balls and other sports equipment to leading brands.
It is not the first time that Forward Sports manufactured football for international event, previously they produced balls for FIFA World Cup 2014, Champions League, UEFA, German Budesliga & France Ligue 1.
Adidas Telstar 18, unveiled by Lionel Messi, is the official match ball of the #FifaWorldCup2018 which will be held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. The Telstar 18 balls are produced by Forward Sports in Sialkot, Pakistan. Proud of our sports-goods production industry. pic.twitter.com/OrENTcMEab
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) June 7, 2018
Sialkot based manufactured came into media highlights after they produced the official football ‘Brazuca’ for the FIFA World Cup 2014.
Talking with media Khwaja Masood, the chairman of the company said “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.”
From Pakistan ?? to the World and Beyond! The Official Football for Russia 2018 Soccer World Cup Telstar 18 has been produced in Pakistan and it travels all the way to space.#FIFAWorldCup? #Pakistan #Football #Soccer #EmergingPakistan pic.twitter.com/FOgnh5bHyC
— Emerging Pakistan (@dev9_) June 5, 2018
Alexey Dedov, Russian ambassador to Pakistan also confirmed that Pakistani manufactured footballs will be used in FIFA World Cup 2018 which will be held in Russian Federation.