Kites flying off Kolkata shopping shelves as WC fever takes a grip

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Kolkata, June 17 (ANI): Kites with images of the 2010 World Cup trophy and flags of countries like Brazil, Denmark, and Argentina are selling like hotcakes in Kolkata.

Kite makers here have come out with a World Cup special series of kites, which they hope will spread the football fever.

"Business is good because of this football fever, we started making these kites and customers are coming to buy these kites, we have made kites of various soccer teams inscribed with images of world cup flags, trophies of various teams like Brazil Argentina, France England," said Ajit Dutta, a kite maker.

"The customers are coming and we are charging Rs five to eight for these kites," he added.

Shopkeepers have stocked up kites inscribed with different images of all teams that have qualified for the World Cup.

"I plan to buy some kites. I am cheering for Brazil," said Rijit Sarkar, a Brazilian supporter.

The event will see 32 countries fighting it out for the title of World Cup Champions. (ANI)

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