Football fever is here: Maharashtra CM kicks off proceedings in style

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SHOE-MARKER: CM Devendra Fadnavis’ shoe goes flying with the ball as he kicks off a football match between the Speaker’s Eleven and Chairman’s Eleven. The state’s legislators played a game at Vidhan Bhavan on Thursday to promote the upcoming FIFA U­17 World Cup. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

SHOE-MARKER: CM Devendra Fadnavis’ shoe goes flying with the ball as he kicks off a football match between the Speaker’s Eleven and Chairman’s Eleven. The state’s legislators played a game at Vidhan Bhavan on Thursday to promote the upcoming FIFA U­17 World Cup. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

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STRATEGIC TIMEOUT: Let’s show some team spirit. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

STRATEGIC TIMEOUT: Let’s show some team spirit. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

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LENDING A HAND: ‘We thought you did well’ (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

LENDING A HAND: ‘We thought you did well’ (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

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MASTERSTROKE: The game heats up (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

MASTERSTROKE: The game heats up (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

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COMMON GOAL: Legislators keep it going (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

COMMON GOAL: Legislators keep it going (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

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CAUGHT IN ACTION: Another fine attempt (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

CAUGHT IN ACTION: Another fine attempt (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

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THE SAVIOURS: ‘You can’t score so easily’ (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

THE SAVIOURS: ‘You can’t score so easily’ (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

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A ROUGH GAME? ‘Let’s stick to the rules, please’ (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

A ROUGH GAME? ‘Let’s stick to the rules, please’ (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

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WATCH IT: The new avatar impresses many (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

WATCH IT: The new avatar impresses many (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

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WE DON’T OPPOSE THIS: The Opposition enjoys the game (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

WE DON’T OPPOSE THIS: The Opposition enjoys the game (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

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WINNERS ALL THE WAY: The Cool Blue team celebrates. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

WINNERS ALL THE WAY: The Cool Blue team celebrates. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

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SWEET VICTORY: ‘Let’s share the happiness’ (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

SWEET VICTORY: ‘Let’s share the happiness’ (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

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