Indian youths take FIFA fever to hair-raising levels

Jalandhar, June 27 (ANI): Hair salons did brisk business in Punjab with youngsters rushing to ape the hair styles of their favourite football players, as FIFA fever gripped the entire country. Talking to a media person hairstylist, Ijaz Hassan Salmani, said that young boys throng salons with pictures of football players on their phones and laptops. He added that his salon is doing business even during what is considered an off season, because of the FIFA madness taking hold of youngsters in the city. A customer, Bilal Salmani, said that he has been mimicking the Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's hairstyle ever since he started following football as a child. FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 12 and a total of 64 matches are being played in 12 cities across Brazil. Jun 27, 2014

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