Kids At Football Marathon. Image: Scribes INC
Kids At Football Marathon. Image: Scribes INC
Kids At Football Marathon. Image: Scribes INC
Kids At Football Marathon. Image: Scribes INC

The Euro Cup 2012 ended with Spain claiming the European Championship title but the craze over the game seems to have not faded among the football enthusiasts.

Recently, Mumbaikars saw the first ever football marathon in the world with an aim to encourage the youth to take up the game of football. The event was organized by Football Development foundation.

Arshad warsi at football marathon party. Image: Scribes INC
Arshad warsi at football marathon party. Image: Scribes INC

Several B-town celebs including Arshad Warsi and Dalip Tahil, along with school students and hundreds of football enthusiasts took part in the marathon. Dalip Tahil and former Indian footballer IM Vijyan handed over the awards to the winners of marathon.

"I love the game and make it a point to play with my kids and friends whenever I have time. I would like to see India playing in football world cup," Arshad said on the occasion.

Indian Football Icon IM Vijyan Said, "It is great afford to encourage the youth. It's good to be a part of this marathon as it is very close to my heart."

Murali Sharma Said, "I am a football freak and I wish India achieve big name in Football."

 "It is nice when true fans come out and supporting football. It is a great initiative took by FDF to support football," Devshi Khandoori said.

The celebration of the Marathon continued, followed by a party on Sunday night where all the football enthusiasts watched the final match of Euro Cup 2012. 

Spain thrushed Italy 4-0, which is the biggest victory margin in a World Cup or Euro final.

Italy started off the game impressively but Spain's ball possession strategy and swift one-touch passes did the trick. Two goals in the first half by David Silva and Jordi Alba gave a big blow to Italian side.

Adding more salt to the wound, the Italians had to play with ten men in the second half after Thiago Motta left the field following a hamstring injury. Italy had already made three substitutions before Motta left the field limping.
Spain sealed the match when Fernando Torres, who substituted Cesc Fabregas, scored another goal in the 84th minute. Torres also helped Juan Mata score the fourth goal in the 88th minute by passing a perfect ball to Mata though he was in the position to send the ball into the net himself.

Bollywood actor Dalip Tahil At Football Marathon. Image: Scribes INC
Bollywood actor Dalip Tahil At Football Marathon. Image: Scribes INC
Dalip Tahil and Winner At the Football Marathon. Image: Scribes INC
Dalip Tahil and Winner At the Football Marathon. Image: Scribes INC
IM Vijyan at football Marathon. Image:Scribes INC
IM Vijyan at football Marathon. Image:Scribes INC
IM Vijiyan Congratulating Winners At Football Marathon
IM Vijiyan Congratulating Winners At Football Marathon