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.

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