After Delhi and Mumbai, the FIFA Fairplay Flag-bearers Program made its last stop in the garden city, kicking off the hunt for the final two ultimate football fans in the country, who will be travelling all the way to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.
The city’s winners for the adidas FIFA Fairplay Flag-bearers Program Last Stop in the hunt for India’s ultimate football fans include Shankara Narayanan from Sishugriha School, and Faazil Ahmed from Presidency East.
With Bangalore the hunt for the six flag-bearers comes to an end.
The leading sportswear brand and official partners of the FIFA World Cup kicked off the program at the Kanteerava Stadium yesterday. Out of 350 kids from the city, two were selected today to become the official FIFA Fairplay Flagbearers and will now head to Sao Paulo, Brazil for a pre quarter match on the 1st of July.
Kids from the city were tested on the basis of their skill, football knowledge and passion for the game. Adding more excitement to the samba fever was world class cricketer and a football fan himself, Virat Kohli.
Talking about the program, Kohli said, “Brazil is the ultimate stage for football — with incredible energy and passion for the game. I am really excited about the 2014 FIFA World Cup and this is a great opportunity for all the young, football crazy fans to represent India and be a part of what is going to be a historic football event.”
Mihir Batra and Jasen Moses, both from Delhi, and Drishti Punjabi and Pranjal Agarwal from Mumbai, are the other lucky four who will be going to Brazil.