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Since the UEFA EURO’s 2016 began, we’ve certainly been through a rollercoaster of emotions. From start to finish, each match has left us feeling like we need to gather ourselves afterwards. We won’t begin to talk about how we feel after the England performance against Iceland… Yet, but in the meantime, no matter whether you’re watching it from the comfort of your own home, the local pub or at the stadium; we’re pretty sure you’ve felt the below many times before.
When the match kicks off, you’re instantly filled with hope for your team. You have high hopes that they’ll score and you’ll be cheering on the top players. 20 minutes into the game and nobody has scored yet… so you begin to start silently begging and pleading, hoping that someone will pick up on your longing for a goal and make it happen.
He shoots, he… never mind. The ball bounces off the side of the goal and goes out. Your team were so close to scoring and now it’s been ripped away from you like a bandage. You’re overwhelmed with feelings of disappointment and the only option left is to curse repeatedly whilst face palming.
As if matters couldn’t get any worse, the rival team scores. Not only has your team missed a chance of getting ahead of the game but now they’re losing too. Are we seriously expected to stay calm at a time like this?
Finally! Your team scored an awesome goal and now you’re back in the game. We’re now starting to debate whether it was necessary to flip the table a few minutes ago and make a mess… but who cares, we scored!
Half of the match is over already and it’s flown by before our very eyes. At this rate, it’s going to be a tough second half and we’re not sure whether we can deal with this roller coaster of emotions for much longer. We’re desperate for them to do us proud.
There is only 30 seconds left and we’re not sure how to feel. The only thing which we can do is hope that the other team doesn’t score, leaving us with no time to save ourselves with a final goal to end on a draw. This is getting too much for us to handle.
We made it. We can finally let out a deep breath and relax. The only thing left to do now is put off cleaning up the mess we made in the first half by watching the highlights of the game several times over. It’s important!
And that, ladies and gentleman, is the emotions we all feel during a football match.
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