Kolkata,UPDATED: Oct 31, 2022 11:35 PM IST
Cafu (right) pictured with Ronaldo. (Courtesy: Reuters)
By India Today Web Desk: Legendary Brazilian captain Cafu visits Kolkata ahead of the FIFA World Cup, to be held in Qatar from November 20. Cafu, Brazil’s captain in the 2002 title-winning campaign, will visit the football-mad city, the Brazilian great said in a video message on Monday, Oct. 31.
“Here’s Captain Cafu, see you in India in November,” the two-time World Cup winner said in his video message, the new agency PTI reported.
“Kolkata is a very special place and I have heard that the people of Bengal have huge Brazilian fans,” he added. The 52-year-old will inaugurate the Kolkata Police Friendship Cup and play a benefit match. Cafu is also holding a football workshop with up-and-coming young talent in the city, the organizers announced.
Kolkata’s football fans are generally divided into two teams, Brazil and Argentina, during the World Cup. The city is clothed in the colors of these two teams as the fans celebrate the love and pain of their individual teams.
Cafu has had a long-standing relationship with the city since their 2002 World Cup campaign and is loved as the city’s property. The new Brazilian squad, with its exceptional wealth of talent, will compete in the World Cup, hoping to win the title. The team currently tops the FIFA rankings and has featured players like Neymar, Casemiro, Vinicius Jr.