FIFA U-17 World Cup: Kolkata dance to samba tune before all-European final

first_imgStreets have been cordoned off, traffic diverted. A sea of yellow, red and white have fill the streets of Kolkata, all of them walking in the same direction. Kolkata is staying true to the love of football they are known for, never siezing to amaze.The final two matches of the FIFA U-17 World Cup is in town and the football crazy city thronged the Vivekandna Yuvabharti Krirangan.Spain and England are facing off for the crown while Brazil take on Mali in the third-place match. Kolkata has picked their favourite colour (read yellow) and the greatest show in India’s footballing history is all set to begin.Fodens and Brewsters are surely going to get a good support at the VYBK Stadium tonight #ENGvESP #FIFAU17WC pic.twitter.com/AhKrNsWCd7- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 28, 2017″I bought the ticket the day Roberto Carlos unvieled the ticket a month back,” Tathagatha Das said standing in the line to get inside the stadium.He though belongs to a handful section of the crowd supporting England.Photo Credit: India Today The colour of Brazilian yellow and green is actually the one that is most visible inside and outside the stadium. Kolkata’s love for ‘o jogo bonito’ (the beautiful game) is well known and though Brazil will not be featuring in the final, their fans haven’t lost heart.”I am here for Brazil. They will win today, Mali is no match,” states young Shreya.”The final is the bonus match, I am here to see Brazil play,” says Sumit Ghosh, who naturally has worn his favourite Brazil jersey for the occasion.advertisementA city generally divided on the basis of Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, when football season comes around, has united to celebrate the beautiful game.Photo Credit: India Today Snehashish Das and Rahul Bera have been coming to the stadium all their lives but in different colours.  The ‘usually enemies’, who sit in opposite parts of the stadium, will be sitting together and cheering for the love of the game today.The Mariners are here too. Come, cheer for #IndianFootball and #FIFAU17WC pic.twitter.com/vdw9a3SmpJ- Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 28, 2017last_img read more