Raza Ahmad, a Pakistani teenager conducts coin toss in a game between Brazil-Costa Rica

Ahmed Raza, Pakistani teenager on Friday conducted the coin toss for the game between the two teams Brazil and Costa Rica.

This is only Pakistani was present on the pitch of a FIFA World Cup match in an official capacity.

The Teenager is from Sialkot based family. The others members of the family have been crafting hand-stitched footballs for professional leagues across three generations.

Raza and his father Shabbir Ahmed are both football fanatics and his involvement in the World Cup represents the fulfilment of a dream for both father and son

Raza is a passionate fan of the Brazil football team and their talismanic attacker Neymar Junior and will get his chance to meet his heroes before kick-off.

Coca-Cola is also taking Pakistan’s football team captain Kaleemullah to Russia, with the former FC Dordoi man joining Ahmed on his journey to Moscow.

Coca-Cola has collaborated with two-time Academy Award Winning film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to document Raza’s journey, with the documentary expected to be released next month.

 

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