World Cup fever stokes bitter rivalries in Bangladesh, despite the fact it doesn’t have a team | THE TELEGRAPH

DESPITE the fact that its team has never qualified for the World Cup, football fans in Bangladesh are adopting other country’s teams as their own, stoking bitter rivalries.

Last week, rival supporters of Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Brazil’s Neymar fought with machetes in the town of Bandar.  One man and his son were critically wounded in the incident, according to police reports…

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/16/world-cup-fever-stokes-bitter-rivalries-bangladesh-despite-fact/

The Telegraph | June 16th 2018

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