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Argentina, Brazil flags adorn Rangamati bridges ahead of World Cup

A cold war has already started among the supporters of Argentina and Brazil team in Rangamati city centring these bridges

Update : 14 Nov 2022, 07:06 PM

The World Cup football tournament is set to start in Qatar from November 20. As the whole world becomes crazy with the football frenzy, Bangladesh is not an exception.

Huge supporters of Brazil and Argentina have already started challenging and bickering with each other with the speculation of who is going to the final.

Like football fans from all over the world, football lovers in the lake hill town of Rangamati are also excited. But they have gone a little bit further this time.

Not by hoisting flag of Argentina and Brazil, putting on the jerseys, the football lovers of Rangamati surprised everyone by painting three mountain bridges with the colour of Argentina-Brazil flags.

The Puranabasti-Jhulikya link bridge in the Reserve Bazar area and the Brahmantila link bridge in Asambasti of Rangamati city which was built with the funding of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Board, have been painted in the colours of the Argentinian team's azure-white flag.

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On the other hand, the Asambasti Bridge, a popular spot for locals and tourists, has been painted in the yellow-green colour of the Brazilian team.

Supporters have already started to call these bridges as Argentina and Brazil bridge. A cold war has already been started among the supporters of Argentina and Brazil team in Rangamati city centring these bridges.

Suman Dash, a supporter of the Brazil team, said that Brazil fans are making a 300 feet flag, focusing on the World Cup football tournament.

He thanked all concerned for painting the Asambasti Bridge in Rangamati in the colour of the Brazilian flag.

Sabuj Banik, a supporter of Argentina, said: "I am very happy that two bridges of Rangamati city have been decorated in the colours of the Argentine flag. I want to tell Brazil fans that Argentina will be the champion this time.”

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Brazil supporter Moinuddin Bappi said: “I like Brazil team because the whole team is balanced and plays well. I feel bad that Argentina team has two bridges and Brazil team has only one bridge. I demand more bridges to be painted in the colour of Brazilian flag.”

Meanwhile, another Argentina supporter Md Hannan said: “I support Argentina and I know Argentina will win this time. I feel good that we have two Argentinian bridges in Rangamati.”

Meanwhile, Tushit Chakma, executive engineer of Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Board, said that the two bridges- Puranabasti-Jhuliya link bridge and Brahmantila link bridge were not painted thinking about the colour of Argentina flag. They were painted as blue and white to enhance the beauty of the bridge.

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