Monday, 30 June 2014

Random Clippings

Reconnecting with all of you after a brief absence. :-)





 

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Brazuca is coming...... from Pakistan!

159th on the FIFA world football ranking and having no active national football team, But Pakistan is still taking part in the 2014 World Cup football tournament in Brazil.

Brazuca, the football, is officially being made and supplied by Pakistan. 

Pakistan is a Cricket crazy nation, football like many other sports like tennis is followed by few in the country. 

I like cricket, played a long time when I was young. I like tennis and regularly follow the top ranking player's matches. Football I only watch when it's world cup. But this time around, time zone is a big challenge as all the football matches will be played when it will be way passed mid night in Pakistan. Like many, my favorite teams are Brazil, Argentina, Italy and Germany. But I don't rule out others all together, I do watch them because of their players line up. How am I gonna watch the matches live this time, I really don't know. But I'll work out something.

But, as a Pakistani national, I am really proud to participate in a global sports event in some way. The Brazuca is manufactured in the city of Sialkot which is famous for manufacturing sporting goods for many global brands. 

I am pasting a link here that has details about how Brazuca is made:

http://www.emirates247.com/sports/fifa-world-cup/brazil-ready-for-made-in-pakistan-brazuca-balls-2014-06-07-1.551852


http://www.dawn.com/news/1111274/brazuca-the-ball-from-pakistan