First News: The biggest football boot in the world

A giant football boot has been unveiled in Doha, Qatar, in celebration of the World Cup.

The world's largest football shoe by artist M. Dileef has been put on display at Katara Cultural Village (photo: idhik Keerantakath/ Eyepix Group/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
The world's largest football shoe by artist M. Dileef has been put on display at Katara Cultural Village (photo: idhik Keerantakath/ Eyepix Group/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

A giant football boot has been unveiled in Doha, Qatar, in celebration of the World Cup.

The world's largest football shoe by artist M. Dileef has been put on display at Katara Cultural Village (photo: idhik Keerantakath/ Eyepix Group/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

The giant sculpture is 5.18m (17ft) long, 2.13m (7ft) tall and weighs over 500kg. It’s been made with the same materials used to create real football boots and is believed be the largest of its kind anywhere in the world!

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    Indian artist M Dileef revealed it took him seven months to complete, with the boot now on display at the Katara Cultural Village for thousands of footie fans to see. Dileef said in an interview that he hopes the sculpture will represent India at the World Cup, as the country itself didn’t qualify.

    This isn’t Dileef’s first attempt at a Guinness World Record. He’s previously set the records for the world’s largest marker pen, bicycle and screwdriver, to name just a few.

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