Qatar is set to attempt Guinness World Record for the world’s largest football boot
09 Nov 2022News
The world’s largest football boot will be unveiled on November 14 at Katara Cultural Village and Qatar is set to attempt a Guinness World Record for the same. The project is organised by an international non-profit youth organisation, focus international, in collaboration with the Katara Public Diplomacy.
The football boot was made by people in Kerala, a southern state in India. The boot has arrived at the Doha port and will be transported to Katara. A ceremony at Kozhikode beach, Kerala, was held before the boot was transported to the country where thousands of people thronged to witness the giant football boot.
The world’s largest football boot is 17 feet long and 7 feet high, weighs almost 500kg and is made of the same materials used in making football boots -- fiber, leather, rexine, foam sheet and acrylic sheet -- to get the Guinness team’s approval. The making of it took seven months, from April to October this year.
Katara Public Diplomacy Center (KPDC) CEO and Global Public Diplomatic Network Secretary General, Engr. Darwish Ahmed Al Shaibani praised the efforts of the Indian community in gifting the football boot to Qatar.
The boot is designed by artist and curator M Dileef who is a Guinness World Record holder. He is the creator of the world’s longest Quran, the largest marker pen, bicycle, sanitiser, screwdriver, among others.
The world’s largest boot will be unveiled next week, November 14, at 7pm, location in Katara has not yet been disclosed by the organisers. Meanwhile, a cultural procession will be held by Indian artists under the patronage of the Indian Cultural Center during the event.