Thursday, June 12, 2014

Football ka Mahakumbh

Football ka mahakumbh (big fair) was the way a newspaper described the FIFA world cup that started in Brazil today! FIFA is an international association football competition  held every 4 years and contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body.

This year Brazil is hosting all the action but  the waves of excitement can be felt all over the globe. With 32 teams competing, the football fever is gripping most of Europe , South America and many other diehard football fans around the world. 

Being an Indian, i cant help but compare it with the cricket world cup as the craze that grips most of Asia and other cricket loving countries is  similar.

Expectations from the home team are sky high and the wish to see the trophy come home is the only wish! It's like a celebration that the whole country indulges in.

The pressure on the players is humongous and very move made by them is under scrutiny. It is the time during which  it is decided who is  God and  who is Satan of football. A player could rise like a phoenix or be forgotten forever.

Its a season when the expectations,  excitement,  emotions run high. The stage is set for a power packed football completion. May the best team win.

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