World Cup craze across Bangladesh

Staff Correspondent | Update:

There is hardly any locality in the country that is not stirred by the FIFA World Cup Football 2018. The greatest show on earth has touched people of all ages.

Children are especially enthusiastic on the occasion. Wearing colourful jerseys of favourites, they seek pleasure playing in the fields, on the roads and even in the floodwater.

Fans take joy in various celebrations including wearing favourites’ jerseys, wrist band and sheds. Some would go for hanging giant flags. Throughout the whole month the World Cup craze will manifest in various forms throughout the country.

Prothom Alo’s camera caught moments of people celebrating the grand occasion.

Photo: Jewel ShilA boy, in Argentina's jersey, rows a bamboo-raft across floodwater caused by a heavy rain in Chattogram on 11 June. The photo was taken from CDA colony by Jewel Shil.

Photo : Saddam HossainThe World Cup fever has engulfed the whole nation. A child, wearing his favourite team jersey, is seen playing with others at KUET (Khulna University of Engineering and Technology). The Photo was taken by Saddam Hossain on 22 June

photo : Dipu MalakarBrazil fans hung a large flag of their favourites over the Shyam Prasad Rai Lane road in Old Dhaka. The photo was taken by Dipu Malakar on 22 June

Photo: Anis MabudWorld Cup is a time of jersey businesses in Bangladesh. A man sees an Argentina jersey in a street shop at Jinda Bazar, Sylhet. Jerseys of Argentina and Brazil are sold each at Tk 100-280. The photo was taken by Anis Mabud on 21 June

Photo: Nusrat NowrinPeople from all ages are enthusiastic fans of football during the FIFA World Cup. In this photo taken from Mahanagar Housing Society in Hatirjheel, Dhaka, children are seen to play a match on the street wearing their favourite team jerseys on 27 June. Photo: Nusrat Nowrin

Photo: Dipu MalakarBangladesh has quite a few Portugal fans. A man paints a banner for Portugal in Koilash Ghosh Lane in Old Dhaka. This photo is recently taken by Dipu Malakar.

Photo : Prothom AloThere is hardly any area of the country during the World Cup where children do not play football. Children play football in a flooded field of Barisal.

Photo : Nirob ChowdhuryPlaying football in rural areas is a favourite pursuit for children. In this photo, recently taken by Nirob Chowdhury, three children are playing football in the muddy field of Khagrachhari.

Photo : Nirob ChowdhuryThe indomitable fresh souls seek immense pleasure in the exciting sport. The photo of the Khagrachhari children playing in an inundated field was recently captured by Nirob Chowdhury.

Photo :Nirob ChowdhuryTeam spirit and discipline are valuable learning of football. The photo of the Khagrachhari children playing in an inundated field was recently captured by Nirob Chowdhury.

Photo: Dipu Malakar

There are Brazil and Argentina themed shades for children too in the market. Photo: Dipu Malakar

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