Harshavardhan Neotia, Past President, FICCI & Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group
FIFA World Cup is, for one month every four years, a phenomenon, a part of global culture and a very elaborate ritual, played out on the largest global scale. The energy, passion, excitement and stadiums filled with cheering people are something not to be missed.
2018 FIFA World Cup tournament's mascot is a wolf 'Zabivaka' which translates to 'the one who scores' in Russian. Thus the acronym 'Zabivaka' holds special overtone as we will get to see Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Mohamed Salah and others in action.
Although I can't claim myself as one of ardent sports fans, but I certainly look forward to matches that involve all-time favourites: Brazil, Spain, France and Germany and supposedly dark horses: Belgium, Portugal and Uruguay.