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A boy rides his bicycle past a giant cut out of Argentina�s soccer player Lionel Messi at a roadside, ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018 Group D match between Argentina and Iceland, on the outskirts of Kochi, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A boy rides his bicycle past a giant cut out of Argentina�s soccer player Lionel Messi at a roadside, ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018 Group D match between Argentina and Iceland, on the outskirts of Kochi, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A boy rides his bicycle past a giant cut out of Argentina�s soccer player Lionel Messi at a roadside, ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018 Group D match between Argentina and Iceland, on the outskirts of Kochi, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A soccer fan performs �havan� (traditional Hindu fire ritual) as part of a special prayer for the better performance and win for Brazil in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, at Howrah on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A soccer fan performs �havan� (traditional Hindu fire ritual) as part of a special prayer for the better performance and win for Brazil in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, at Howrah on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak...more

A soccer fan performs �havan� (traditional Hindu fire ritual) as part of a special prayer for the better performance and win for Brazil in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, at Howrah on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Ranjan Kurmi, 32, a fan of Argentina's football team paints footballer Lionel Messi's image on a canvas ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018 Group D match between Argentina and Iceland, inside a house on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Ranjan Kurmi, 32, a fan of Argentina's football team paints footballer Lionel Messi's image on a canvas ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018 Group D match between Argentina and Iceland, inside a house on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, June 15, 2018....more

Ranjan Kurmi, 32, a fan of Argentina's football team paints footballer Lionel Messi's image on a canvas ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018 Group D match between Argentina and Iceland, inside a house on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Ranjan Kurmi, 32, a fan of Argentina's football team paints footballer Lionel Messi's image on a canvas ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018 Group D match between Argentina and Iceland, inside a house on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Ranjan Kurmi, 32, a fan of Argentina's football team paints footballer Lionel Messi's image on a canvas ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018 Group D match between Argentina and Iceland, inside a house on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, June 15, 2018....more

Ranjan Kurmi, 32, a fan of Argentina's football team paints footballer Lionel Messi's image on a canvas ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018 Group D match between Argentina and Iceland, inside a house on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A rickshaw puller transports a passenger past a mural depicting Brazil's Neymar and Marcelo, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, along a street in Kolkata, India June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A rickshaw puller transports a passenger past a mural depicting Brazil's Neymar and Marcelo, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, along a street in Kolkata, India June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A rickshaw puller transports a passenger past a mural depicting Brazil's Neymar and Marcelo, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, along a street in Kolkata, India June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A student paints a portrait of Brazilian footballer Neymar at an art school ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Mumbai, India, June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A student paints a portrait of Brazilian footballer Neymar at an art school ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Mumbai, India, June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A student paints a portrait of Brazilian footballer Neymar at an art school ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Mumbai, India, June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Art school students arrange a mural made for the upcoming FIFA World Cup on a street in Mumbai, India, June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Art school students arrange a mural made for the upcoming FIFA World Cup on a street in Mumbai, India, June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Art school students arrange a mural made for the upcoming FIFA World Cup on a street in Mumbai, India, June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A worker makes a replica of FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy made from sweets at a confectionery workshop in Kolkata, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, India June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A worker makes a replica of FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy made from sweets at a confectionery workshop in Kolkata, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, India June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A worker makes a replica of FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy made from sweets at a confectionery workshop in Kolkata, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, India June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Children of a municipal school exercise in front of a banner of Brazil's soccer players pasted on a wall in Kolkata, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, India June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Children of a municipal school exercise in front of a banner of Brazil's soccer players pasted on a wall in Kolkata, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, India June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Children of a municipal school exercise in front of a banner of Brazil's soccer players pasted on a wall in Kolkata, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, India June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A man makes a replica of official mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia at a workshop ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, India June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man makes a replica of official mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia at a workshop ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, India June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man makes a replica of official mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia at a workshop ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, India June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A man makes a replica of FIFA World Cup Trophy at a workshop ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, India June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man makes a replica of FIFA World Cup Trophy at a workshop ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, India June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man makes a replica of FIFA World Cup Trophy at a workshop ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, India June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Fans hang a large flag from a residential building next to a banner featuring Argentina's soccer player Lionel Messi ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 10, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Fans hang a large flag from a residential building next to a banner featuring Argentina's soccer player Lionel Messi ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 10, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Fans hang a large flag from a residential building next to a banner featuring Argentina's soccer player Lionel Messi ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 10, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A boy paints a wall with the colours of Argentina's flag next to a man giving finishing touches to a cut-out of soccer player Lionel Messi after pasting it on a wall in an alley ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 10, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A boy paints a wall with the colours of Argentina's flag next to a man giving finishing touches to a cut-out of soccer player Lionel Messi after pasting it on a wall in an alley ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 10, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De...more

A boy paints a wall with the colours of Argentina's flag next to a man giving finishing touches to a cut-out of soccer player Lionel Messi after pasting it on a wall in an alley ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 10, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A painter applies finishing touches to an image of soccer player Neymar, on a large Brazilian flag on a road side wall ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata,  June 9, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A painter applies finishing touches to an image of soccer player Neymar, on a large Brazilian flag on a road side wall ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 9, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A painter applies finishing touches to an image of soccer player Neymar, on a large Brazilian flag on a road side wall ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 9, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A painter applies finishing touches to an image of Argentina's soccer player Lionel Messi, on a wall along a road ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A painter applies finishing touches to an image of Argentina's soccer player Lionel Messi, on a wall along a road ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A painter applies finishing touches to an image of Argentina's soccer player Lionel Messi, on a wall along a road ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A boy plays in front an image of Brazil's soccer player Neymar painted on a wall in an alley at a slum area, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A boy plays in front an image of Brazil's soccer player Neymar painted on a wall in an alley at a slum area, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A boy plays in front an image of Brazil's soccer player Neymar painted on a wall in an alley at a slum area, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Kite-makers make kites with pictures of the national flags of the countries participating in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia, at a workshop in Kolkata, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Kite-makers make kites with pictures of the national flags of the countries participating in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia, at a workshop in Kolkata, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Kite-makers make kites with pictures of the national flags of the countries participating in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia, at a workshop in Kolkata, June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A painter applies finishing touches to an image of Brazil's player Marcelo on a wall along a road ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A painter applies finishing touches to an image of Brazil's player Marcelo on a wall along a road ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A painter applies finishing touches to an image of Brazil's player Marcelo on a wall along a road ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Boys sit on pipes in front of an image of Brazil's soccer player Neymar, painted on a wall, along a road, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Boys sit on pipes in front of an image of Brazil's soccer player Neymar, painted on a wall, along a road, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Boys sit on pipes in front of an image of Brazil's soccer player Neymar, painted on a wall, along a road, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, in Kolkata, June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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