The FIFA World cup is here and football fans from all over the world are excited, including our very own folks from B-town
FIFA fever is spreading everywhere! While a lot of us are die-hard fans of Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Zidane and are eagerly waiting for the World Cup to commence, B-townies too are gripped by football fever. Here’s a list of Bollywood actors who love football! Let’s begin with the Bachchans. It’s a known fact that Abhishek Bachchan loves football and has been spotted playing the sport too. But that’s not all! Abhi claims that he converted his father Amitabh Bachchan to a football fan and now they both are such avid fans that they watch matches together. Both Big B and Bachchan Jr swear their loyalty towards Chelsea.
It’s not only the Bachchans but also the Khans who love football. Shah Rukh Khan is remembered as a hockey coach and owns a cricket team but the actor wants to buy stakes in a football team too. King Khan tweeted, “And on the most exciting note….I am completely over the moon with FIFA starting. TV glue ready!!!” While we don’t know which team the actor will be rooting for, don’t be surprised if SRK is missing from the news for a while. It’s not just SRK who wants to buy a football team but also his rival Khan, Salman Khan. Sallu has even been spotted playing the sport, but mostly for charity purposes.
And the football frenzy isn’t limited to the Bachchans and Khans, but even the Kapoors love the game, we hear. Ranbir Kapoor is said to be more of a football freak than a cricket lover. The actor is the vice-captain of the All Stars Football Club, a celebrity football club that raises money for charity. While Ranbir might have enjoyed some good time away from B-town, with his alleged lady love Katrina Kaif in South Africa, we’re sure they might’ve bonded over some football talks. With FIFA round the corner, RK sure must be excited and considering who Kat has dated in the past, we’re sure the pretty lady has some knowledge about the game!
Apart from all these celebs, John Abraham too is known for his love for the game. The actor has even played the game on the big screen. This time around, John is headed off to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. What more, we hear that he is a part of the commentator panel! John is a self-confessed football lover and says that he loves it more than cricket and he even had a dream of playing the World Cup!
Well, he might not play the game but we are sure he will have a wonderful time watching it live, hai na? As the football fever spreads in B-town, keep watching this space to get more updates about what the B-townies have to say about FIFA World Cup 2014!