The colours of different football teams are competing for space as support for the World Cup reaches fever pitch at City of Bath College.
Students from across the globe have turned the college’s classrooms into a sea of colour by wearing the football shirts of their favourite teams.
The English Language School has students from many of the 32 World Cup countries including Spain, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Italy.
To mark the start of the month-long football tournament, students got together to get into the spirit of the game and show their support for their teams.
They held a World Cup sweepstake and read out messages of support for their teams. Their good luck messages were met by either supportive cheering or booing and hissing.
Juan Jose Romero, who is from Colombia, said it was good to experience the football fun between students at City of Bath College.
The 25-year-old said: “I love the World Cup, there’s just so much football to watch. Everyone is very excited about the month ahead.
“I like everything about football. I watch football on the TV and I shout so much. I just can’t stay quiet, I am very noisy instead. I just go crazy.”
Juan said he’d love to see Colombia triumphing in the World Cup but “a win for any South American team will do.”
He said: “I’m always wearing a football shirt. I have lots of shirts from different countries which confuses some people. I’ve got a Russian shirt on today, but Columbia is still my team, that will never change.”
Even though Rajab Bayek, 26, is from Libya, he’ll be wearing the host country’s colours of yellow and green during the World Cup.
He said: “Brazil is my favourite team. Brazil is number one. I like Brazil because it’s a strong team and I like to tell everyone how good the team is. I know everything about the Brazil players.
“I’ll be watching every game then talking about them with friends. We talk about the World Cup all the time in college. We all like different teams so we are always joking around.”
City of Bath College offers a range of English courses for speakers of other languages, as well as classes in Spanish, French, Italian, Polish and Japanese.