2014 World Cup Soccer Balls Made in Shenzhen
As the 2014 World Cup kicked off in Brazil using soccer balls that are made by a Shenzhen company. Longway which supplied the balls is located in Guangming New Aea is cooperating with Adidas the developer of the Cup’s official balls since 1997. Te ball was named Brazuca is created from six rubber bladders to help increase the ball’s symmetry and efficiency and has a perimeter of 69.1 centimeters and weighs about 437 grams.
Before the balls was declared the official ball for the world cup, 30 teams coming from around the world tested the ball and declared it good. Longway also manufactured the soccer ball used in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. China did not only produced the official balls for this year’s world cup but other licensed products such as 3D mascot figurines, key chains, plush mascots, car accessories and party products.
The world cup is fast becoming to be one of the most talked about topic among the city residents including those who said that they are not fans of the game. Some local bars and hotels are providing special offers to attract customers into their doors. One hotel was offering a 3 course meal with drink at a cost of 450 yuan while a restaurant will be open 24 hours. While soccer fans are eager to watch the games while drinking, the police issued warnings that will crack down on drunk driving during the game. Traffic police warned fans the risks of driving drunk and tires after watching the matches.