FIFA World Cup: City ushering in spirit of football

Published: 13th June 2018 05:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2018 05:41 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Fancy participating in a penalty shootout? The 2018 World Cup is just shy of a day, and the Vanchiyoor Junction is set to become the hub of all the football frenzy. This is where you can waltz into and test how good your kicks are at the all-day penalty shootouts. That is, once the World Cup begins. And that is not all. Matches will be screened on a huge screen on all days. 

A makeshift auditorium has been set up which can accommodate around 500 football enthusiasts. The Thiruvananthapuram District Football Association (TDFA) and the Vanchiyoor Football Club have joined hands to provide a ‘World Cup’ experience to football fans. The festivities will kick off with a grand procession announcing the arrival of ‘Russia 2018’ in the city. Donning jerseys and holding aloft flags of the 32 countries participating in the World Cup, football academy trainees in the district will take out a march, slated to start from Museum Junction at 4.30 pm on Thursday and will conclude at Vanchiyoor Junction.

“Cartoon, essay writing and quiz competitions will be organised for children. The Santosh Trophy winners will be felicitated,” said TDFA president V Sivankutty.

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