World’s largest soccer ball in Qatar

Doha Bank, one of the leading private commercial banks in Qatar and the GCC, has set a new Guinness World Record for having built the world’s largest soccer ball which is currently on display in the country. The bank sponsored and developed the project to support the country’s growing role in soccer.

By (KT Report)

Published: Fri 15 Feb 2013, 11:55 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:50 AM

During the Qatar Central Bank (QCB) marathon held on the Doha Corniche, QCB Governor 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.

The record-breaking soccer ball was unveiled in Doha, in partnership with Lulu Hypermarket, who donated a section of their parking lot to showcase the soccer ball to the public. The ball measures 40 feet in diameter and eclipses the previous record of 31 feet.

Doha Bank Group CEO Dr. R. Seetharaman said: “On behalf of Doha Bank, I would like to take this opportunity to dedicate this ball to the State of Qatar and its enduring vision for developing sport in general as a key economic and social mainstay for the future, as well as to the people whose efforts were instrumental in creating and delivering the ball to Qatar.”

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