http://www.sina.com.cn 2010年06月02日 11:20 环球时报
Bangladesh, which has never qualified for the World Cup, has its people obsessed with the game. The fanatic country is split down the middle - are you batty about Brazil, or ardent about Argentina?
Bangladesh first developed its obsession with Brazil because of King Pele in 1982 when television began broadcasting the tournament matches live across the country. But in 1986, Argentina's Maradona snatched the young generation support. The supporters of these two groups became extremely mad about the game。
Ten days from 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and the fans are already yelling and waving flags for the football teams they support. Brazil's yellow and green versus Argentina's blue and white flags can be seen everywhere on the streets in Bangladesh. Not long ago the local media even reported fights between the groups。
Despite the local government's headache about the situation, local tailors are very happy. According to a report, the tailors have sold thousands of national flags, team flags and counterfeit team shirts, and already made their piles. Many clothing factories have made a whole year's earnings in only the last two weeks。