It's the greatest show of the year, and the love for the beautiful game runs high in some families.
When Samantha Yong was growing up, she barely saw her father due to his erratic work schedule. But every four years, Yong and her brother knew they’ll be spending hours with him watching football. Yong’s father, Albert is a diehard World Cup fan; he flew with his business partner to France in 1998 and to Germany in 2006 to catch the finals of the World Cup. Initially, seeing them both go mad over the World Cup matches puzzled Yong and her younger brother, Samuel.
“We really didn’t get it as kids. My dad and his business partner would even fly to the event’s host countries to catch the final match. But as we grew older and started to get interested in the matches, it quickly blossomed into the perfect father-children bonding session,” says Yong, who remembers staying up with her brother and father to catch World Cup games.