Between the goalposts: The FIFA World Cup explained in numbers

Before the quadrennial football event kicks off in Russia on June 14, a look at how the numbers stack up

I've been a journalist for over a decade, working across newspapers and magazines. At Forbes India, I write and edit stories on varied themes. I am a sports buff — turning to the back pages of the newspaper first— and keenly follow current affairs, pop culture and new trends at the intersection of politics, business and culture. Being an inveterate foodie, I often end up writing about it.

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