Pakistan’s contribution to the major event is the official World Cup match-ball, even though the country is presently serving a FIFA ban for third-party intervention in the Pakistan Football Federation. FIFA just presented the official match ball, named ‘Al Rihla.’
The match-ball is manufactured in Pakistan by Adidas, the world’s second-largest sports manufacturer.
In Arabic ‘Al Rihla’ means ‘the journey’ and it incorporates the architecture, iconic boats, and the flag of the host nation, Qatar, according to Adidas. Former World Cup champions Iker Casillas and Kaka introduced the match ball in a spectacular event in Doha, Qatar.
Adidas has produced a ball for the major event for the 14th consecutive year. Since the 1982 FIFA World Cup, Pakistan has been the official manufacturer of the official match ball. Pakistan, on the other hand, did not supply footballs for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups in Brazil, but for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, they did receive a contract to produce match balls.
Lionel Messi of Argentina and Son Heung-min of South Korea were the promotional stars for Adidas’ official match ball.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will go off on November 21 in Qatar. In Doha on Friday night, the draw for the 32-team tournament will take place.