Sports: Football: Brazilian Ambassador unveils Pakistan-made World Cup footballs

Karachi: Brazilian Ambassador in Pakistan Alfredo Leoni Monday displayed the official FIFA football Adidas Brazuca, which has been manufactured in Sialkot Pakistan. The unveiling ceremony was held at the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI).

Leoni praised Pakistan for supplying the balls for the world cup and added that through this gathering he was looking forward for better economic ties between Brazil and Pakistan.

The name of the world cup ball was revealed on in September 2012. It was selected by a public vote organised by the Local Organising Committee and Adidas, with over one million Brazilian football fans voting.

The Brazuca has been tested by over 600 footballers, and 30 teams from ten countries over a period of two and a half years. Some players involved in the testing include Lionel Messi, Iker Casillas, Bastian Schweinsteiger and legendary Zinedine Zidane.

Pakistan made footballs will be used during the most watched sporting spectacle of the world – the FIFA World Cup 2014 set to be held at 12 different venues in Brazil from June 13.

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