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Merlin Group kicks off online football quiz

Kolkata: In a bid to engage football-loving residents of Merlin apartments across Kolkata with the start of the Euro Cup and Copa America Cu...

Kolkata: In a bid to engage football-loving residents of Merlin apartments across Kolkata with the start of the Euro Cup and Copa America Cup, Merlin Group is organizing Merlin Football Mania 2021 Quiz for the residents of Merlin. This is an online quiz competition that was flagged off on June 12 at 5 pm. The quiz competition is live from June 12 to July 11 on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

Gautam Bhattacharya, renowned sports journalist and author was the chief guest during the inauguration while Mehtab Hossain, renowned footballer and Abhijit Mondal, renowned footballer and coach flagged off the event. Bilkes Perveen ex-banker turned entrepreneur model anchor is the anchor and quiz master for the event.

The structure of the quiz competition has been designed in the Euro-Copa cup challenge tournament format where 24 teams shall compete in a knockout format. The 24 teams consisting of 24 Merlin families have been divided into national teams from the Euro-Copa Cup tournament. The names of some teams being Italy, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, England, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Russia, Wales, Sweden, Portugal, France etc. . Duration of each round per match would be a maximum of 20 minutes (around 7 questions).

The Merlin Football Mania 2021 Quiz shall be broadcasted on Merlin Group’s Facebook page ( , through Facebook Live

Inaugurating the virtual event Gautam Bhattacharya said, “This is a brilliant initiative at a time when the city and the whole country is thriving from a pandemic. I really appreciate Merlin for such an initiative. Football which is connected with us at different levels shall bring us joy and entertainment through this virtual event.”

Mehtab Hossain said, “This initiative shall enrich the knowledge of people in common about football and uplift their interest about the sport. I want to wish the best for the event and all the participants.”

Abhijit Mondal said, “Football is what Bengalis live for. I would like to thank Merlin for taking up such an initiative where football will remain within people at least for the time the event goes on. In these trying pandemic situations, this virtual event shall keep people distracted and entertained at the same time.”

Saket Mohta, MD of Merlin Group, said, “Football is the sport that defines Bengalis as they have been avid supporters of football since the beginning of football as a popular sport. We are trying to engage the best experience to our valued residents during these trying times of pandemic through this online football quiz tournament. We have received a lot of applications from our Merlinites who wanted to join this quiz tournament but we could only select 24 families on a first come first serve basis. The tournament kicked off on a positive note and shall carry on to provide some thrilling sporting experience to our Merlinites. I shall pray for our recovery soon from this pandemic and come out winners in the real world soon again.”

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