The countdown begins...

Final kick

The countdown begins...

Fans enjoying one of the matches. DH photo by Srikanta Sharma R

Bangaloreans are waiting with bated breath for the finals tomorrow when Spain meets Netherlands.

With some of the favourites like Argentina, Brazil and Germany already out of the game, it is going to be the year of the underdog with either Spain or Netherlands taking home the trophy for the first time.

And with such excitement everywhere, the football crazy fans in the City are all excited about the big finale.

Metrolife talks to Bangaloreans to find out their grand plans for Sunday and choose their personal favourites.

Rajeev Kashyap, a student, was an avid supporter of Brazil who crashed out early. “But I am still going to watch the finals. The two teams have performed very well. I would be
watching the match with my family,” he says.

He is not the only one who is surprised by the outcome this year. “My favourite, Germany, has crashed out. So I am now supporting Spain,” says Kowsik, a student of BMS College of Engineering. “I plan to watch the match with my friends at Kanteerava or at a friend’s place,” he adds.

The frenzy has caught on with a lot of people who are not avid  football fans.
“I never really supported any team as such but am still going to watch the finals,” says Santosh Vashist, a professional.

Abhinav, who is not much into sports says, “I am not crazy about football, but I do make it a point to see the score next morning. I don't have any special plans for Sunday on finals.”

“I just read the sports columns every day but on Sunday, I plan to watch the final on the big screen in a sports lounge bar with friends. It is going to be fun,” says Abhijit, an engineering student. Dipin, an IT professional, is ecstatic about the finale for the right reasons.

“I have been supporting Spain since the beginning and I think that they have the best team among all. Both the teams have never won, so history is going to be created,” he says. But there are enough supporters for Netherlands too. “I support Netherlands because I think that it is a lucky team,” says Raghu, a student. Sumukhi, a professional adds, “Netherlands will win because football was started by them. They can never fail.”
But while most people are planning to watch the match with their friends and family, some have other plans altogether. “I am going to buy a lot of ‘kebabs’ and sit and watch the match in peace. I think Spain is going to win because it has some of the best players in the team,” says Sam, an IT professional.

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