Two-time FIFA World Player of the Year, Ronaldinho, is set to visit Pakistan in the next few months to promote Teqball. Ronaldinho and his brother have been influential in promoting the new sport in his home country, Brazil, and the duo is responsible for forming the official Teqball federation in the country.
Teqball was invented in 2012 by three Hungarian football fans, where they combined the sport of football and table tennis. The sport is played on a carved table with the players allowed to touch the ball with any part of their body except the hands and arms.
The sport has seen an incredible rise in popularity since its invention and is expected to be included in the Olympics in the near future. The sport has already been included in the 2021 Asian Beach Games and 2023 European Games.
Pakistan has also recently formed an official Teqball Federation and in a bid to promote the sport in the country. They have invited former Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldinho, to visit the country. Pakistan Teqball Federation President, Mian Absar Ali, is hopeful that Ronaldinho will accept their invitation and visit Pakistan in the next few months. He said that Ronaldinho had expressed great interest in visiting the country again.
Ronaldinho, along with many other football stars such as Ryan Giggs, Nicolas Anelka, Robert Pires, and David James, toured Pakistan nearly four years ago to promote football in the country. They played an exhibition match in Lahore, which garnered the interest of thousands of football enthusiasts in the country.
Via The News