Despite the failure of the Egyptian national team to participate in the Qatar World Cup 2022, the name of Egypt is found on the tournament's official ball "Al-Rihla".
Seif Al-Wazery, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Presentation Company, revealed that the 2022 World Cup ball was manufactured in Egypt, in the “Adidas” factory in Egypt.
Al-Wazery wrote, on his Facebook account, “I was honored to be a small part of the great achievement with my partner Hisham El-Sayed in the Adidas balls manufacturing factory in Egypt, our country, in support of the industry.”
The first World Cup in the Middle East finally began Sunday night with a flashy opening ceremony and a match between Qatar and Ecuador without any beer for sale in the stadium.
The beer ban imposed two days before the start of the tournament was the latest controversial snag for a global event already under scrutiny for Qatar’s human rights record and the emirates’ push to ready the nation for the most compact World Cup in history.