Vice President The Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and industry Mr.Qasim Malik said that the Al Rihla football,
The Pride For Pakistan is produced in Sialkot, would be used in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
Talking to the media on Sunday, the SCCI leader said a Sialkot-based leading exports firm produced the footballs which would be used officially in the upcoming World Cup, adding that this would bring great honour and pride to the city and Pakistan.
Malik said that it was third time that ‘Forward Sports’ would provide footballs for the FIFA World Cup. He added that the design of the football was inspired by the culture of Qatar.
He said that as the world was currently moving towards sustainability, so bio-based recycling mate-rial was used in the football manufacturing.
No solvent chemicals were used in the manufacturing, rather water-based chemicals which do not pollute the environment, he said. He said the ball, consisting of 20 panels, was declared one of the best footballs in the world.
Tra-ditionally, footballs for the World Cup were hand-stitched, until “thermos bonding,” a new technology, was first introduced in the 2014 World Cup,