Thank you World Cup for,

Showcasing the best talent as always.

Showcasing the best matches.

Showing that there is no such thing as minnow teams.

Showing that a good history will not help you succeed always.

The new and weird hairstyles.

The never ending emotions of the fans from each Nation.
    
The millions of tweets and Facebook statuses.

The joy, tears, roaring, love,anger, and disappointment.                                                                                    
For showcasing the love of the game by people worldwide.

And finally,

For bringing the world closer than ever

We are One…!!



This post is part of Day 14 of The Ultimate Blog Challenge


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It could have been the last penalty
Fortunes were at stake.
Everything would change in one moment
And that moment would be decided by a KICK.
For it wasn’t a normal penalty
As it could have been the last one.

The crowd roared like never before

Their hearts entwined with each step JARA took.
When he stepped up to the spot
He must have felt the world at his feet.
For it wasn’t a normal penalty
As it could have been the last one.
To know that he held his team’s fate in his own hands
Would have been a pressure too tremendous to handle.
For it wasn’t a normal penalty
As it could have been the last one.
He took his chance.
But it wasn’t his best day.
He missed it.
And that sealed it.
For it wasn’t a normal penalty
As it could have been the last one.
Now he will bear a burden.
The one which he ain’t completely responsible of.
As he will always think, it could have been better
Had he taken his team through?
That feeling of emptiness inside him
Will always make him feel incomplete,
For it wasn’t a normal penalty
As it could have been the last one.

 

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In football, when one person fouls the opposition player inside the penalty box, the team is awarded a penalty.

Often, the decision to give a penalty or no is like a heavy burden in the eyes of the referee.

Sometimes they are right, sometimes wrong.

Their job of making correct choices are marred by the players diving unnecessarily for a penalty (How pathetic)

And now, the job is even become more tough as the players are using simulation.

What is simulation?

According to Lancelot, “Simulation is an art where the perpetrator plans his fall at the exact time, in order to achieve the result he desires.”

Let me explain you this phenomenon, with the help of an example in this world cup.

The match was legendary between Spain vs Netherlands.

Spain has never been so humiliated since the 50’s.

The match ended 5-1.

That too the first goal came through simulation which was emulated by Diego Costa of Spain.

Step 1: Run with the ball towards the penalty box and make sure a defender is right around you.

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Step 2:  Wait for the defender to make a move.

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Step 3: Make sure you get yourself hit by him so you can fall.

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Step 4: Then, give an Oscar winning performance and fall like you’ve never fallen before!

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Overall, this entire sequence can be explained in one go.

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The sad part is he knew that the defender would try, and even though the contact wasn’t there, he managed to fall in such a manner that anyone would give a penalty.

Such a shame that they get a goal that too controversial.

A request to the players is to not malign the respect of the game with such antics.

Winning is everything, but not at such a cost.

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