Pakistan firm makes world's largest football

A leading football manufacturing firm in Sialkot, Pakistan, has unveiled the world’s largest handmade football, measuring 34.7 feet diameter and weighing 800 kg. The huge ball took 50 stitchers over two months to complete the required 22,000 stitches. Ahsan Naeem, Chief Executive of Vision Technologies, said the football had been manufactured in record time on the request of MPM Telephone Company of South Africa and will be displayed in South Africa as part of the preparations for the 2010 World Cup. "It will be dispatched to South Africa on a special chartered flight to ensure its safe landing," he told Pakistan Times.