An Egyptian official has revealed the truth behind the production of World Cup footballs. | So Good News
Egypt has been revealed as one of the countries responsible for officially producing the 2022 World Cup football.
The Pharaohs failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup after losing on penalties to Senegal in the AFCON qualifiers in March.
Despite missing the tournament, the name “Al Rihla” was spotted on Egypt’s official World Cup football as photos went viral on social media.
A company called Forward Egypt, an affiliate of the Pakistani Forward sporting goods group, has discovered that it has been commissioned by Adidas to produce official soccer components for the World Cup.
“We contacted Pakistan at the beginning of this year and were able to convince them that the balls will be produced in a factory in Egypt,” Hesham El-Sayed, managing director of Forward Egypt, told Sada El-Balad.
“The main objective of the company is to have the factory approved by Adidas and comply with the technical and environmental specifications, which was done in February.
“Thus, the company becomes part of the process of producing the World Cup ball in Qatar.
“About 1,500 balls were produced for the Egypt World Cup, out of a total of 6,000 balls for the entire tournament,” he said.
The 2022 World Cup kicks off this week and saw a major upset as Saudi Arabia beat Lionel Messi’s Argentina side 2-1.
In the opening match, Japan beat Germany 2-1 and climbed to the top of Group E.