The FIFA World Cup is less about goals and more about people. As a journalist who has covered three editions of this popular event, I found my efforts to take a peek into the host country’s culture and history more fascinating. Interactions with fans – foreign and local – gave me immense joy, for the sport of football will be nothing without them. I hope you enjoy my experience as much as I did.
T N Raghu, an alumnus of the Asian College of Journalism, is a senior sports journalist with two decades of experience in the media. He has covered Formula One, NBA, the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics from the venue besides various events across India. Raghu is now a full-time commentator in Tamil. He has commentated on the Premier League, Indian Super League, Pro Kabaddi League, Khelo Indian Youth Games, FIFA World Cup, Ultimate Kho Kho League and the Olympics. He also runs a YouTube channel in Tamil, Goal Quiz Sports.