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FIFA Fever: Indian fans go crazy for the World Cup

India TV Sports Desk 23 Jun 2014, 8:00:28 IST
India TV Sports Desk
New Delhi: FIFA World Cup 2014 is under way and with the round of 16 beginning soon. It has been raining goals this year and  we also witnessed some major upsets like of Spain and England early exit which left the fans gloomy.

The whole world has been painted with FIFA colors and the cricket crazy nation India is also not behind.

World cup fever is everywhere. Though India is not playing in this world cup, still people are anxious to see the matches. Football fans in India are all set for the mega carnival to begin and they are ready with some crazy stuff and creations. Markets are full with FIFA goodies and apart from that many artists are also creating their sculptures to welcome the FIFA 2014.

Let's see some pics from around the country about Indian soccer fans:

Noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik Wednesday created sculptures, including a world cup trophy, in Odisha to mark the beginning of the football world cup in Brazil.

Besides the trophy, Pattnaik created sand sculptures of a mini stadium with a football and on the opening match between Brazil and Croatia on the beach of Puri, about 55 km from here. He used about 15 tonnes of sand and took seven hours to complete these sculptures.

Another sand artist Manas Kumar Sahoo has created a sand sculpture at the golden sea-beach (near Light House), Puri, situated at a distance of 65 km, from Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, to celebrate the opening of 2014 FIFA World Cup.