Russian cosmonauts plays with Pakistan-made football in space

Pakistani fans, who were overjoyed at the news of footballs made in Sialkot being used in 2018 FIFA World Cup, now have another feat to celebrate!


A recent video, released by Russian state space agency Roscosmos and doing rounds on social media, shows two Russian cosmonauts — Anton Shkaplerov and Oleg Artemyev — engaged in a makeshift game of football in …


In the cosmic match, as RT reports, one of the two can be seen defending a goalpost made of Russian flag while the other kicks to score goals with the Adidas Telstar 18 footballs.

The Adidas Telstar 18 footballs are manufactured in Sialkot, Pakistan, especially for the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Earlier, Forward Sports — the company that manufactures the Adidas Telstar 18 footballs — explained that they made “footballs for the German Bundesliga, France Ligue 1, and the Champions League” as well.

Earlier, Khawaja Masood, the chairman of Forward Sports, the company that manufactures the Adidas Telstar 18 footballs, had said: “This is an honour for us … that we are going to provide footballs for the world cup once again. We are very excited to meet this challenge.”

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