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World Cup 2014 : Football-Mad Kolkata Couple Off to 9th World Cup
Hindustan Times ^ | June 21, 2014

Posted on 06/21/2014 11:42:30 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Their World Cup love affair began more than three decades ago in Spain. Now 81-year-old Pannalal Chatterjee and his wife Chaitali, 72, are once more heading from cricket-mad India to the ultimate football fiesta.

"This may be my last one, but I am so happy at getting the chance to watch a tournament in Brazil," Pannalal said during a stopover in Singapore on his way to what will be the couple's ninth World Cup.

"It's always been my dream to watch the World Cup in Brazil. It's the Mecca of football," he told AFP by phone.

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The couple, who have no children and live off Pannalal's monthly pension of 7,500 rupees ($125) from his time as a shipping clerk, scrimp and save all year round to be able to afford their trips every four years. "For the last four years, I have been holding back from eating my favourite fish and many days my stomach has been half-empty to make sure that we have enough money for this tournament in Brazil," he said.

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(Excerpt) Read more at hindustantimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: india; soccer; worldcup; worldcup2014

1 posted on 06/21/2014 11:42:31 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

India to Brazil....via Singapore? Now *that’s* a long flight.


2 posted on 06/21/2014 11:44:28 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Gay State Conservative

They were looking for F 370


3 posted on 06/21/2014 12:34:31 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: nickcarraway

Saw this ad online. I’m no fan of the Nobel Peace Prize, but thought this was kind of funny:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx87b9Il1to


4 posted on 06/21/2014 12:37:53 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway

Germany tied Ghana today 2-2.

US needs to defeat Portugal to advance to the Round Of 16.

It already defeated Ghana Monday.


5 posted on 06/21/2014 2:13:44 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

So U.S.beat Ghana and Germany tied them?


6 posted on 06/21/2014 3:04:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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