New Delhi (Sputnik): Chief of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and former union minister Praful Patel took to Twitter on Thursday wishing for the successful conduct of FIFA World Cup in Russia saying that football has the power to connect people and to spread the message of peace and unity across nations. Patel is in Russia participating in the FIFA conclave.
The action of #FifaWorldCup2018 begins today. #football has the power to connect people. It enriches the sportsmanship & spreads the message of peace & unity through countries, players & fans around the world. So let's cheer and pledge for the betterment of football.#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/r91Qj1MnKh— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) June 14, 2018
In an yet another magnificent salute to the FIFA World Cup 2018, world-renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik took on his skills to create a FIFA WC 2018 sand art at Puri beach on Wednesday that pulled a huge number of crowd.
Pattnaik and his teams used six tons of sand for his creation. The artwork has attracted thousands of likes and shares on social including that by former Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia.