18 June 2014 14:30 | By PlasaMSN
Family-run factory produces 2014 World Cup balls

A family-run factory business in Sialkot, Pakistan is responsible for producing the Brazuca ball, the official football of the 2014 World Cup



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In January this year at the Forward Sports (Pvt) Ltd factory in the city of Sialkot in eastern Pakistan, female workers quietly put together the Brazuca ball months ahead of the 2014 World Cup, which kicked off on 12 Jun, 2014.

Although football is not as popular a sport as cricket in Pakistan, the Sialkot factory has been producing footballs for Adidas since 1995 for the Champion League and French League games, and this World Cup manufacturing contract – a first for the factory – has been a winning triumph for them over larger competitors like China and India.

Click to see how the 2014 World Cup balls are made…

VIDEO: See how the Brazuca ball is put together

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