Friday 9 December 2016

Why we all feel so empty now that World Cup 2014 is over

Marie Murphy

Published 15/07/2014 | 02:30

Germany's Mario Goetze celebrates his goal against Argentina infront of teammate Thomas Mueller during extra time. Reuters
Germany's Mario Goetze celebrates his goal against Argentina infront of teammate Thomas Mueller during extra time. Reuters
Bastian Schweinsteiger, holding the trophy, celebrates with his team-mates after Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in the final of the World Cup at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last night. PA
Germany's Mario Goetze shoots to score a goal past Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero during extra time. Reuters
Germany's Mario Gotze celebrate winning the World Cup after the FIFA World Cup Final at the Estadio do Maracana

WITH the end of the World Cup 2014, a global mourning has begun. Regardless of who you wanted to win or lose there is emptiness when it is over.

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The closing ceremony marked the end of the social, emotional and psychological benefits of a world united by the togetherness of competition and reverence for the youth, skill, fitness, agility, determination and heroism of young men fighting for national honour.

Heady stuff. It kept us going for the past month. Now the journey back to reality begins.

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