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Startup offers 7 day crash course to non football lovers in tweeting and posting about football ahead of world cup

07, Jun 2018 By Santosh Pradhan

A study conducted by the McKinsey consultancy for the local organizing committee estimated “the combined impact of the 2018 World Cup on the GDP of Russia will be around $15 billion, which exceeds the impact of similar championships in Brazil, South Africa, Germany and South Korea. That’s how big the World cup 2018 is gonna be. And people around the world think this is the best event possible for increasing their fan base on social media. Posting statuses about football or tweeting about the most beautiful game needs knowledge of the game and it becomes a status issue for social media stars who are non-football lovers to keep posting and showing their knowledge.goal_008

Faking News reporter caught up with one such non-football lover Mr Shwetank Srivastava and he had this to say, ”  I am always active on social media but as soon as Football world cup arrives, I have to take a back seat due to my lack of football knowledge. My football knowledge is pretty similar to Rahul Gandhi’s knowledge about politics. I wish there was a crash course in the game of football which could have enabled me to tweet and post about the world cup matches without being technically wrong.”

Shwetank won’t believe it but his prayers have already been answered. A Bengaluru startup named ‘Feko Football’ is precisely coming up with what Shwetank has been dreaming of. Yes, a 7-day crash course in football knowledge. What to tweet, when to tweet, which team to follow. Understanding the off-side rule, VARS, and all other technicalities. So this season doesn’t take the back seat and feel bad about your football knowledge. Beacause ‘fekne ke liye dekhnazaroori nahi hai’