FIFA recognises WC fever in BD

Published: July 10, 2018 21:47:18

Bangladeshi fans celebrating with replica of the FIFA World Cup — FIFA World Cup official site

World football's governing body FIFA has shown the whole world the story of Bangladesh's football frenzy through its official World Cup Facebook page along with pictures of graffitis and fans celebrating the World Cup, reports UNB.

FIFA's official Facebook page on Monday morning acknowledged Bangladeshi people's enthusiasm to football by uploading a post containing four images with a caption, "Despite the fact that its team has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup, World Cup fever has taken over Bangladesh - a country with some of football's most passionate fans."

The images were mostly of Old Dhaka, showcasing how colourfully some of the streets and buildings were painted. There was also an image of fans gathering at TSC to watch a match.

Earlier, Argentine superstar Lionel Messi posted a video clip during the World Cup, which showed footage of Bangladeshi fans cheering for Argentina and Messi.

One Brazilian fan Ricardo Cunha wrote: "I'm amazed how Bangladesh fans support Brazil."

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