Indian Couple Madly in Love With Football Get Married Wearing Messi, Mbappe Jerseys

  • Great dedication to football was seen when a Malayali couple, ardent fans of the game, celebrated the World Cup final.
  • The couple, who got married on the day of the World Cup final, posed in France and Argentina jerseys over their wedding outfits.
  • While Sachin is a true fan of Argentina’s Lionel Messi, Athira is a supporter of the French football team featuring Mbappe.

A soccer-mad Indian couple celebrated this year’s World Cup wearing Messi and Mbappe shirts before tying the knot at the final.

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Sachin and Athira R didn’t want their wedding day to come in the way of their love for football. Photo: News 18.
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Wedding on the last game day

Sachin and Athira R didn’t want their wedding day to get in the way of their love for football, and while they see eye to eye on most of their activities, they disagree on which team to support.

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Malayala Manorama reported that Sachin was a devoted fan of Argentina’s Lionel Messi, while Athira supported the French football team starring Kylian Mbappe.

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They loved the game so much that they did not choose a traditional wedding dress and chose to wear French and Argentinian football shirts with the names of Messi and Mbappe.

On Sunday, December 18, a few hours before the two teams met at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar, they tied the knot in a ceremony held in Kochi, Kerala, India.

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They wore tights over their jewelry and traditional wedding attire.

The couple skipped the reception and wedding party to get back to Sachin’s home in Thiruvananthapuram, 128 kilometers away, in time to watch the final.

Kerala football fans have always been noted for their love of football: the southern Indian state has a huge following for Messi, and the country is recognized worldwide for its love of cricket.

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Argentina won the final 4-2 on penalties, allowing 35-year-old Messi to lift the World Cup trophy after winning the Adidas Ballon d’Or for Qatar 2022.

Word Cup winners take home KSh 5,000 billion

The teams that took part in the FIFA World Cup finals played on Sunday, December 18, have pocketed millions of shillings in prizes.

Winners Argentina took home $42 million (KSh 5.2 billion) in prize money after beating defending champions France on penalties.

France, which came second in the competition, pocketed $30 million (KSh 3.7 billion) of the prize money.

FIFA alone, which paid KSh 2.64b, set a $440 million (KSh 54.2 billion) prize money for the winners of the 2022 World Cup, which was higher than previous seasons.

In 2018, the French winner earned $38 million (4.6 billion), while in 2014, Germany earned $35 million (4.3 billion) after the winners.

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