Germany is my favourite team in FIFA 2018 WC, says Afridi


KARACHI: Former ODI and T20 captain of Pakistan cricket team and hard-hitting batsman Shahid Afridi said Germany is his favourite team in FIFA 2018 football world cup.

“Germany has always been my favourite team,” Afridi said while talking to media. “I supported them last time and I’m supporting them this time too”.

Brazil? Maybe your team, not mine,” Afridi’s responded to a journalist.

The football world cup is starting from June 14, with teams from all around the world to fight for the cup.

Pakistan is being represented by the official ball of the tournament, Telstar 18, which is being made in Sialkot.

Designed by the company Adidas, the football was officially presented in Moscow by Argentina and Barcelona player Lionel Messi.

According to FIFA’s official page, the Telstar 18 evokes unforgettable memories of the 1970 FIFA World Cup – and of legends like Pelé, Gerd Müller, Giacinto Facchetti, Pedro Rocha and Bobby Moore – and will feed the dreams of those who will play for football’s most coveted prize in Russia next year.

“I was lucky enough to get to know this ball a bit earlier and I managed to have a try with it,” Argentina star Lionel Messi said. “I like all of it: the new design, the colours, everything.”

“The original Telstar is one of the most iconic footballs of all time and one which changed football design forever, so developing the Telstar 18 while staying true to the original model was a really exciting challenge for us. The new panel structure and inclusion of an NFC chip has taken football innovation and design to a new level and offers both consumers and players a completely new experience,” said Roland Rommler, Category Director of Football Hardware at Adidas.