In life, there are World Cups and Euros and just a few other minor events in between for men to live for
If you want to understand the meaning of life for most men, you need to start with the European Championships and World Cup. It's a little more complex than - to paraphrase Descartes, 'Football, ergo sum': 'Football, therefore I am. Of course, other things - relationships, family, work etc - are more important than a round ball. We're not that blinkered or stupid.
Soren Kierkegaard wrote that: "Life must be understood backward but lived forward." The Danish existentialist probably didn't have football in mind. But I do.
Because for me - and my best guess is I'm not alone among my gender - my life can be "understood backward" by World Cups and European Championships.