Qatar sets record with giant soccer ball
Doha, February 16, 2013
Doha Bank, a leading bank in Qatar, has set a new Guinness World Record for having built the world’s largest soccer ball measuring 40 feet in diameter and is currently on display in the country.
The Qatari lender said it had sponsored and developed the project to support the country’s growing role in soccer, said a top official.
Doha Bank dedicated the ball to the country as part of its initiative to build awareness of Qatar’s strategic role in soccer and sport in the region.
QCB Governor Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud Al Thani was presented with the world record certificate by Doha Bank and Guinness World Records as a memento for the State of Qatar.
Doha Bank Group CEO Dr R. Seetharaman said, “I would like to take this opportunity to dedicate this ball to Qatar and its enduring vision for developing sport in general as a key economic and social mainstay for the future, as well as thank the many people whose efforts were instrumental in creating and delivering the ball to Qatar."-TradeArabia News Service