City unites for the World Cup

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - YOURVOICE -

DE­SPITE the fact Scot­land are not there, lo­cal foot­ball fans will have a great deal of in­ter­est in the World Cup as neu­trals (see pages 12&13).

But per­haps more than ever, many res­i­dents in Dundee and beyond will have a vested in­ter­est in the tour­na­ment – be­cause their coun­tries are tak­ing part.

The range of na­tions rep­re­sented in our com­mu­ni­ties shows just how multi-cul­tural they have be­come.

And it’s also an in­di­ca­tion as to how big a part the var­i­ous na­tion­al­i­ties play in ev­ery­day life here.

From res­tau­rant and shop own­ers to lead­ing aca­demics and teach­ers, vir­tu­ally ev­ery walk of life in the city has in­ter­na­tional rep­re­sen­ta­tion of some kind.

There will even, no doubt, be plenty of back­ing for the Auld En­emy – if not among Dundee na­tives, cer­tainly among those from south of the Bor­der who live and work here.

It’s a won­der­ful cel­e­bra­tion of the var­i­ous cul­tures we have in Dundee and a chance for peo­ple from all parts of the world to unite over the next four weeks.

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