Here is how India is having a ball

Pictures of football fans across India showcasing their World Cup spirit

Right foot forward. The eldest in a group of women playing football in a paddy field at Baksa in Assam shows off her sharp shooting skills. (PTI) Photo: PTI
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West Bengal's famed dhunuchi dance with a football twist is thrown in to mark the World Cup fervour at an event in Kolkata. (PTI) Photo: PTI
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A Brazil fan in Mekkad, Kerala, has painted his jackfruits in Seleção colours, letting the world know where his World Cup loyalties lie. (K.K. Mustafah) Photo: K.K. Mustafah
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Amritsar kite maker Jagmohan Kanojia's creation carries pictures of football players and teams participating in the World Cup. (PTI) Photo: PTI
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The finishing touch. An idol maker readies clay models of football players at his workshop in Kolkata for display during the World Cup season. (PTI) Photo: PTI
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Odisha sculptor L. Eswar Rao gives finishing touches to a miniature replica of the World Cup trophy he has carved on a pencil tip. (Biswaranjan Rout) Photo: Biswaranjan Rout
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Naib Subedar Azad Singh, former Guinness World Records title holder for travelling the farthest distance balancing a football on the head, displays his skill in Jabalpur in World Cup season. (PTI) Photo: PTI
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Sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik showcases his creation for the World Cup at Puri beach, about 65 km from Odisha capital Bhubaneswar. (AFP) Photo: AFP
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