Zamina mina...Fifa Calling!


After IPL, FIFA has become a rage among the masses. Surprisingly, I have started liking and enjoying football too much...much more than cricket!!! Excitement, vigour, aggression, shockers, drama, emotions, it has it all. People are dancing to the tunes of shakira's waka waka. It's indeed a crazy game!!!

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Few days was back, i was watching the pre-quarter final match between Japan and Paraguay. So far, it has been the only match that went on till penalty shoot out. Both the teams were neck to neck till a player from Japan missed a goal...the goal that cost his team the match. When the match was over, there were completely opposite pictures on two sides. On one hand, there was ecstatic joy and on the other was sheer disappointment. There were tears on both sides but on one side they signified extreme happiness and on the other, extreme dejection. That's life! You win some and you lose some. The grief of losing intensifies when you lose just by a whisker.
There have been quite a few matches with completely unexpected results as well. At times people excel beyond the expectations of others and those who are expected to do well...disappoint. Teams like Italy, Brazil, England and even Argentina(in its last match) were quite disappointing. Imagine what happened to the people who bet on these teams. Phew! Moreover, at times people find it difficult to accept their defeat which leads to frustration and war of words. I remember the match in which Italy was knocked out of the tournament. Seeing that they were losing they showed aggression on the field but in a bad taste.
The moment of scoring a goal is so exciting! The entire team over the player who scores the goal! Crazy! And at times a tactfully scored goal is overruled because of off-side. Disheartening! With beers, champagnes, music, dancing, painted faces and waving flags the atmosphere seems so lively and ecstatic!
Isn't Fifa so real??? So much like the real life. So much so that the "gentlemanly" game of cricket doesn't seem so exciting anymore! Fifa truly rocks!!!

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