The 2014 World Cup finals are now at the quarter-final stage. It's flying by far too quickly. During every World Cup we all experience certain emotions - as well as these six experiences..
1. The pain of a last-minute goal costing you a bet - now that is frustrating. An accumulator that goes down to the last game is always tense. The team you backed are in the lead and it's impossible not to imagine what the winnings will go towards.
Then the World Cup saps away your joy. Greece equalising in extra time against a Costa Rica team who have already defeated Italy and Uruguay? The unpredictability of football is what makes it great, but sometimes it can be exceptionally irritating.
2. Okay, so the element of surprise like the Greek comeback is to be expected in sport. But that 'wow' experiences always catches you off guard. Did Luis Suarez just bite his opponent? Am I seeing things? Twitter is already overflowing with memes and jokes about Suarez whilst
you try to contemplate what just happened. Nothing can prepare you for the shock you feel when something so bizarre occurs.
3. Casually drinking in the afternoon and not even questioning if it's conventional. It's the World Cup, so of course it's acceptable to have a pint whilst watching the game. It would be deemed strange watching at home and not having purchased a crate of beer in advance. Or is that
4. Politely refusing to turn up to an event which you were invited. Even though it's a Tuesday evening and you're not in work, the knockout phase has commenced meaning there's nothing you can do. Becoming unsociable during the World Cup is standard.
5. A spectacular goal where you just sit back in admiration. Whether it was Van Persie's unique header, Messi demonstrating his class with a late stunning equaliser that broke Iranian hearts or James Rodriguez hitting a phenomenal strike sending social media into frenzy, they are all to be praised.
6. The moment you rally behind the underdogs because of their courageous performance. Last night, Algeria's superb efforts encouraged many to wish for a German collapse. Eventually the quality prevailed leaving many neutrals "gutted". Witnessing the favourites experience a few scares is always entertaining.
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