World Cup: A hobby to stick with over the years

Navin Nambiar holding the complete Argentina 1986 World Cup team sticker collection, featuring some of the winning team's greats, including Diego Maradona. His elation at finding the Panini sticker of the Argentinian striker remains one of his fondes
Navin Nambiar holding the complete Argentina 1986 World Cup team sticker collection, featuring some of the winning team's greats, including Diego Maradona. His elation at finding the Panini sticker of the Argentinian striker remains one of his fondest memories.ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI

Every four years, strange and arcane passions are ignited in grown men by the global football spectacle called the World Cup.

They cheer, jeer, weep, lose sleep... and collect stickers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 10, 2018, with the headline 'A hobby to stick with over the years'. Print Edition | Subscribe