12 Reasons You Should Be Watching the FIFA World Cup

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Gifs | No Comments

It only comes once every four years, and if you’re not watching the World Cup, you’re missing out on four weeks of passionate, hilarious, heart wrenching, and unbelievable moments of soccer.

With the group stage of the tournament coming to an end on Thursday, here are some reasons why you should stop binge watching reality TV shows for the next couple weeks and turn on ESPN instead:

1. Soccer tricks are so much cooler than the ones you would see at a magic show.

Andrea Pirlo. Abra Cadabra.

Andrea Pirlo. Abra Cadabra.

Ronaldo. World Player of the Year.

Ronaldo. World Player of the Year.

Messi Magic. 'Nuff said.

Messi Magic. ‘Nuff said.

 

2. Watching goalkeepers mess up on soccer’s biggest stage might make you feel better about that embarrassing thing you did at work last week. 

Don't worry, Igor. I also slather my gloves with butter before I go in goal.

Don’t worry, Igor. I slather my gloves with butter before I play, too.

This was just awkward for everyone, Manuel.

This was just awkward for everyone, Manuel.

 

3. You might get some ideas for your next hairdo (hairdon’t?).

I usually need a teammate to help me get my comb out of my hair, too, David Luiz.

You may need a teammate to get that comb out of your hair, David Luiz.

Neymar's hair secret isn't gel. It's sweat.

Neymar’s hair secret isn’t gel. It’s sweat.

 

4. The World Cup provides incredible, last minute drama that might help you escape your own drama for a second.

The Swiss found some holes in the Ecuadorian cheese--I mean, defense.

The Swiss found some holes in the Ecuadorian cheese–I mean, defense.

John Brooks saves the day for the US!

John Brooks saves the day for the US!

And then Ronaldo crushed our dreams in the next game

And then Ronaldo and Eder crushed our dreams in the next game.

 

5. The tournament also shows us some of the best acting since Titanic.

And the Academy Award goes too...

And the Academy Award goes to…

If you tilt your head to the left, you see bad acting.

If you tilt your head to the left, you see bad acting.

Is it just me? Or is there a pattern among a certain country?

Is it just me? Or is there a pattern with Brazil?

 

6. Some of the World Cup reaction GIFs might be just what you need to express your own feelings about everyday life.

Michael Bradley understands how I feel about my student loans.

Michael Bradley understands how I feel about my student loans.

Jurgen Klinsmann reacts the same way I do when someone else takes the last cookie.

Jurgen Klinsmann reacts the same way I do when someone takes the last cookie.

If wearing a kangaroo suit is wrong, I don't want to be right.

If wearing a kangaroo suit is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

 

7. You will probably never see more intense, die-hard fans than the ones you will see at the World Cup.

You know your costume is good when you scare yourself.

You know your costume is good when you scare yourself.

I think he's excited. Maybe?

I think he’s excited. Maybe?

Him, too.

Him, too.

 

8. The World Cup will also help you realize that carrying a can of shaving cream makes you look pretty darn tough.

With great shaving cream comes great responsibility, I guess.

With great shaving cream comes great responsibility, I guess.

Think he did that on purpose?

Think he did that on purpose?

 

9. I forgot to mention that historical and mythical figures make regular appearances.

Teddy Roosevelt, alive and well.

Teddy Roosevelt, alive and well.

Robin Van Persie (a.k.a. The Flying Dutchman)

Robin Van Persie (a.k.a. The Flying Dutchman)

 

10. Obviously, you’ll see some sweet saves…

Tim Howard is just spectacular

Tim Howard is just spectacular.

Guillermo Ochoa saved Mexico from Brazil

Guillermo Ochoa saved Mexico from Brazil.

 

11. …and some fantastic goals!

This was the fastest goal in US World Cup history.

This was the fastest goal in US World Cup history.

Gervinho's one-man show.

Gervinho’s one-man show.

This is how Spain was supposed to play.

This is how Spain was supposed to play.

 

12. And, finally, you’ll probably witness the strangest, most uncalled for things you’ll ever see in your life.

This is what they showed us...

This is what they showed us…

But Alex Song actually stabbed Mario Mandzukic

But Alex Song actually stabbed Mario Mandzukic! (GIF courtesy of UK News)

 

So, if you’re not watching the World Cup, get to it! There are sure to be lots of exciting moments to come.

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