Chris Gayle picks two kids for adidas FIFA Fairplay Flagbearers Program in Mumbai
7 May 2014, Mumbai: After Delhi, the adidas FIFA Fairplay Flag Bearers Program made its next stop today, kicking off the hunt for the Mumbai’s2 ultimate football fans. adidas, the leading sportswear brand and official partners of the FIFA World Cup kicked off the program at the Priyadarshini Park today. Out of 150 kids from the city, two were selected today to become the official FIFA Fairplay Flag Bearers and will now head to Sao Paulo, Brazil for a pre quarter match on the 1st of July.
Kids from the city were tested on the basis of their skill, football knowledge and passion for the game. Hundreds of kids went all in for Brazil today, but it was Drishti Punjabi 16 yrs and Pranjal Agarwal 15½yrs who made the cut to represent India at the biggest stage of football. Adding more excitement to the world cup fever was one of the most explosive batsman in the world today-
Talking about the program, Chris Gayle said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for the young football fans of Mumbai and one could truly experience the passion the kids brought in for game today. I am equally excited for the two winners and hope they enjoy every moment of the road to Brazil.”
Speaking at the event, Tushar Goculdas, Brand Director, adidas India added, “Football is at the core of our brand, and our partnership with the FIFA World Cup is part of our rich footballing heritage. The adidas FIFA Fairplay Flag Bearers Program is the most exciting opportunity for young football fans in the country- bringing them close to the action on the pitch and the players they love. adidas is committed to providing such unmatched footballing experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime.”
Next stop for the adidas FIFA Fairplay Flag Bearers Program - Bangalore, Kanteerava Stadium, 10th May.