So what if India doesn't participate in the Football Fiesta? The country just can't get enough of it!
So what if most matches take place late night, the fanatic fan makes sure he stays up to watch.
And celebrities are no different. Despite erratic and long work schedules, most television stars try to watch the games in Germany.
A couple of days before the France-Italy final, rediff.com spoke to some television stars who are known to work 16 hours days, and asked them which team they are supporting.
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I am a big-time football buff. I am very upset to have missed the England-Portugal match due to my shooting schedule. I don't want to miss the final now.
Unfortunately, the television sets in our make-up vans don't have a cable connection, else I could have watched the matches there.
Since I do two daily soaps, I am shooting almost 24 hours a day. I am trying to think of something to tell the producers and escape from shooting on Sunday. I will probably tell them I will die if they don't let me watch the World Cup final!
If France wins, I will be very happy and if Italy loses I will be very sad. In other words, both teams in the final are my favourites.
Text: Srabanti Chakrabarti