FIFA president presents official ball of 2022 World Cup to President Erdogan

Turkish president receives match ball on which his name is written at Turkevi Center in New York City

2022-09-21 03:31:27

NEW YORK

FIFA President Gianni Infantino presented the official match ball of the 2022 World Cup to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday in New York.

Infantino gave the ball to Erdogan during a reception at the Turkevi Center in Manhattan following the Turkish leader's address at the UN General Assembly.

The name "Recep Tayyip Erdogan" was written on the ball, which Infantino said was “unique,” noting that only one such ball had been produced.

Erdogan headed the ball shortly after the presentation and said he would visit Qatar for the matches.