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PHOTOS: Take a look at the sweet and savoury World Cup

June 06, 2014 11:40 IST

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As the football fever grips the nation, a replica of the World Cup trophy has been carved entirely out of sweets in the western Indian city of Kolkata.

The replica has been widely appreciated by the customers and is made entirely out of kheer (rice pudding).

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Image: Workers pose with a replica of the one and half feet tall and six kg FIFA World Cup trophy, made from sweets
Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

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The owner of the sweet shop, Sudip Mallick said, "We will also be doing lots of other sweets dedicated to many football teams like Spain, Germany. And all the sweets will be different from each other prepared specially."

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Image: A worker sells sweets next to a replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy, made from sweets in Kolkata
Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

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Football is a very popular sport in Kolkata. Brazil and Argentina are the two most popular teams supported widely by people.

The matches are scheduled to start from June 12 and will be hosted by Brazil for the first time since 1950.

The opening match of the 2014 football World Cup, between Brazil and Croatia, will be played on June 12 in Sao Paulo, but according to Indian Standard Time, it will be played on June 13 at 01.30 am.


Image: A Brazilian national flag is fixed on a piece of sweet
Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

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