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Darius Sinathrya: living his dream at the World Cup

  • Tifa Asrianti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, June 13 2010   /  09:58 am

It is fitting that male model and television personality Darius Sinathrya will be the one who flies to South Africa to report on the world’s biggest soccer event.The Indonesian soccer team may have failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup in South Africa and probably none of our players will be in the African country as spectators, but football fans can be grateful that one of the country’s biggest soccer fans will be there in their stead.In spite of the fact that he was never a professional soccer player, Darius has long been considered the face of soccer in the country, with his radiant and ever-smiling face greeting viewers whenever broadcasters bring live soccer matches to the small screen.In fact, Darius’ shot to television prominence was largely the result of his stint as a TV host for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Hosting the program has also led to bigger things in hi...