Get the Sport24 daily newsletter delivered to your Inbox!

Soccer's sad side

2014-06-26 11:04
Cape Town - The Soccer World Cup is a thing of beauty. Millions of fans converge on a country for a month long carnival. But soccer has a sad side. 

Many South Africans will be remember 2010 fondly, the flags, the tourists, the partying and the atmosphere. I even miss the sound of the vuvuzela every now and then. But soccer has a much darker side, a side that no one wants to talk about. 

What happens when things go wrong on the pitch?

Sad footballers is a great Tumblr account which has captured all the saddest SWC moments in one place. 

Here are top sad moments of the World Cup, so far:

Andrea Pirlo (and the world) is sad that Italy got knocked out and his international career is over. Thanks a lot Uruguay.

Nothing will get you sadder than conceding four goals. Poor Charles is quite distraught.

It's #throwbackthursday! No time like the present to look back at some (and there are many) of England's saddest times.

Nothing worse than losing as a captain. Except conceding SIX as a goalkeeper and being the captain at the same time.

Poor old Cristiano! Safe to say CR7 will never lift the SWC trophy.

Football can be a lonely place. A sad and lonely place. Someone give Iker a hug.

More In This Category

Alejandro Sabella, who steered Argentina to the SWC final, has decided to quit as coach, Argentine has media reported.
The Japanese referee whose decisions in the opening match of the SWC triggered a storm of controversy has hit back at critics.
Brazilian superstar Neymar's brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 percent the level of amateur players.
England's dismal SWC campaign in Brazil was doubly disappointing for Britain's pub operators, prompting soccer fans to stay at home.
Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk