Dhaka's 'Football Alley' celebrates World Cup

Staff Correspondent | Update:

A local child plays keepie uppie with a football.Bangladesh are not playing in the World Cup, but that does not stop them from being passionate football fans.

During the World Cup, a number of organisations hold different programmes to mark the 'Greatest Show on Earth'. One such programme, 'World Cup Goal-E Fest 2018', was organised at Kolta Bazar in Old Dhaka on 7 July.

The organising committee members paint the wall of a house in the Football Alley.The participants got engaged in different activities, including making street art and mural, doing stunts, and dancing and singing to mark the occasion. The venue of the programme, an alley in Kolta Bazar, was named as Football Alley as the same programme was arranged here during the 2014 World Cup.

A professional stunt performs, to the delight of the audience, especially children.This time the programme was organised by Janala Bangladesh, E-Arki, and Thousand Miles Club Bangladesh.

Prothom Alo's Dipu Malakar took the photos of the programme.

`Put Your Faith on Putin`, read the translated text next to an artwork.Several of the houses were painted in the Kolta Bazar Football Alley.Participants dance during the programme.Participants dance during the programme.A young boy is tossed in the air as part of the celebrations.People watch a stunt performing with a bicycle.A participant paints wings on the wall.The alley was named Football Alley during the 2014 World Cup.A view of the crowd that gathered at the Football Alley.

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