Skip to comments.World Cup 2014 : Football-Mad Kolkata Couple Off to 9th World Cup
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.
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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India to Brazil....via Singapore? Now *that’s* a long flight.
They were looking for F 370
Saw this ad online. I’m no fan of the Nobel Peace Prize, but thought this was kind of funny:
Germany tied Ghana today 2-2.
US needs to defeat Portugal to advance to the Round Of 16.
It already defeated Ghana Monday.
So U.S.beat Ghana and Germany tied them?