PAKISTAN IN FIFA WORLD CUP 2014

 

Yes you will be surprised by reading the title but its true, Pakistan is still present on the fields of Brazil in every football world cup match of the tournament, because of “Adidas Brazuca” which is official match ball for Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. These official balls are made and produced by Pakistani sports factory in the eastern town of Sialkot, Pakistan.

Even though Pakistan has never played in a football world cup, no other team would have had the chance to play it, if Pakistan did not produce the ball.These balls were assembled by Pakistani women paid 10,000 Pakistani rupees a month ($101), less than the price of a single ball. Ninety percent of workers in the factory are women. From flat panel to finished product, the process takes up to 40 minutes. The factory produces up to 100 balls per hour and despite witnessing financial crisis in the past, the football industry in Sialkot is going strong. Over Forty million foot balls, worth about $210 million are produced in Sialkot every year.

 

The Adidas Brazuca balls in Sialkot, Pakistan
The Adidas Brazuca balls in Sialkot, Pakistan

Sialkot is known as one of the leading sports goods industries in the world. This factory can produce over 30,000 footballs in a single day.

Brazilian Ambassador Alfredo Leoni said, “It was a matter of great pride that the World Cup [soccer balls] were provided by a Pakistani company, giving Pakistan a connection with the global contest.”

 

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Pakistan role in Brazil Worldcup- Taimur Wali Article
Pakistan role in Brazil World cup – Taimur Wali  Urdu Article for Daily Ajj NewsPaper

2014 FIFA WORLD CUP UPSETS AND TEAM PERFORMANCES IN FIRST ROUND

It’s been the most interesting world cup with some huge upsets and last minutes equalizers so far, the defending champions Spain are the first team in the history of world cup who were playing as defending champions and are now out of world cup just after playing their  first two games, Spaniards who are at 4th position in Group B lost both of their first matches against Netherlands and Chile and now out of world cup , the world of football is still amazed on their performance, and few of Spanish players have already announced their retirement which include  xabi Alonso, xavi Hernández and captain iker casillas  name is also in rumors, other than Spain another team England who are known as the pioneers of football also frustrated their fans and are out of world cup just after playing  two games and Italy are out after losing to Uruguay.

Argentina leo Messi Celebrating after scoring a crucial goal against iran
Argentine Leo Messi celebrating after scoring a crucial goal against Iran

Another upset which was about to happened by the brilliant play till 90 minute by Iranian team was blush by the Argentina little man Leo Messi, Lionel Messi curled a stunning 91st-minute winner to send Argentina through to the World Cup knockout stage and rob the excellence Iran of a deserved point. Before that in the initial stages of world cup Germany’s 4-0 victory over 10-man Portugal in the Group G also frustrated many portages and Cristiano Ronaldo fans.

Brazil who are hosting the world cup and are one of the favourites of winning the world cup, Brazil played their first games against the Croatia which ended as 3-1 win for brazil, and in their second game against the Mexicans the match ended as a goal less draw in which the Mexican goalkeeper performance was worth watching. Brazil won their third game easily by four goals to one victory over Cameroon and is now top of group A and qualified for knockout stages along with Mexico from Group A, Other than these teams the good performances in world cup so far are of Colombian team who are 1st in Group C, Costa Rica 1st in Group D beating Italy and Uruguay in their important matches. France are at top of group E having 5 goals victory over Switzerland in their second game and qualified for the round of 16.Nigeria having second position in group F but yet to win an important game against Iran to qualify for next round. Germany and Belgium are at top of group G and H respectively till the current date standings.

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Cover photo of World Cup album ONE LOVE,ONE RHYTHM

Now let’s talk something beside the matches been played ,  Football World Cup 2014 theme Song Ole Ola has been officially up in which the American rapper Pitbull, the multi-talented personality Jennifer Lopez and the Colombian singer, song writer Shakira put the magic with their voices.Goal-line technology (GLT) is set to feature at the FIFA World Cup™ for the first time as a support for match officials.

 

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TAIMUR WALI-DAILY AJJ NEWSPAPER
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