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World Cup mania grips Bangladesh

Despite little chance of ever qualifying, nation remains riveted to tournament.



    The football World Cup currently under way in South Africa has taken Bangladesh by storm.

    Bangladeshis either back Argentina or Brazil. Some have given up on their regular jobs to sell flags and make sizeable profit.

    To ensure unhindered viewing on television, the authorities have asked shops and businesses to close when matches are played to prevent blackouts.

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Dhaka.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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