Web Desk: Ahmed Raza, a 15-year-old Pakistani teenager, conducted the coin-toss for the historic match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia on Friday.
Ahmed Raza hails from a family in Sialkot, whose older members have been crafting hand-stitched footballs for professional leagues across three generations.
Coca Cola has collaborated with two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to document the boy’s journey. The documentary is to be released next month.
Pakistan’s football team (men) captain Kaleemullah also accompanied Ahmed on his journey to Moscow for the football tournament.