Football is a game of tactics, athleticism, players, money and the fans among others. All aspects need to be on point for positive results in any soccer match. We all feel dejected when our teams are defeated. However, there are some players who find it difficult to handle a beating. Sometimes it is about a single match but in most cases, it is the repercussions that make it hard to accept. Take for instance Cristiano Ronaldo tears when he got injured in the EURO 2016 Final against France in 2016. It was his first final for his country and he had worked so hard over the years to get there. It must be tough for everybody when you see a glorious opportunity disappearing right in front of your eyes. Today we want to take a look at seven footballers caught crying uncontrollably and reasons why.
7. Serey Die- Ivory Coast
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Ivory Coast International Serey Die shocked the entire World when he was seen shedding tears when the national anthem of Ivory Coast was played before a clash against Cameroon. He had just got his first cap and that made him emotional.
This is what he said after the match:
“I was going to play for my country,” Die said.
“I didn’t think that one day I would be here, playing”.
6. David Luiz- Chelsea/Brazil
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The year 2014 will go down in history as one of the toughest for Brazil football team. The South American nation was all smiles when they realized for the second time in history, they were going to host the World Cup. The obvious assumption was that they will lift the trophy for the sixth time.
However, the story ended badly for the Chelsea defender David Luiz and his teammates. They were humiliated 7-1 by eventual Champions Germany in the semi-final. The former PSG man was blamed for poor defending but when you lose by that margin, everybody including the coaching staff takes the blame. He cried and cried and cried and we all felt for him. That was a serious hammering in front of home fans. The entire Samba nation will never forget that day.
5. Mario Balotelli- Nice/Italy
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Italian striker Mario Balotelli was all tears when his country lost to Spain in EURO 2012 final. La Roja were the worthy winners but Super Mario thought his country deserved it too. He sobbed uncontrollably after the match and it continued even after getting a hug from his adopted parents. Bad boys can be emotional too sometimes.
4. Iker Casillas- FC Porto/Real Madrid
After 25-years at Real Madrid, Iker Casillas has left the club. This picture of him crying makes us all cry. pic.twitter.com/eogfNb6UzD
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Iker Casillas had played for Real Madrid all his life until 2014. The club needed a change and President Fiorentina Perez told him that he has to move on. He had enjoyed many memorable moments at Santiago Bernabeu winning all trophies available in club football. When he came out to say goodbye, he sobbed uncontrollably in front of the cameras. It was a very emotional moment for anybody who loved Saint Iker.
“I have come to this great stadium today to say goodbye to all of you,” Casillas said.
“Especially to the Madrid fans. As of Saturday, I’m no longer a Real Madrid player, now I’ll be a Porto player. I am moving to Porto for many reasons.’’
“Thank you to the Madrid fans for their support, helping me lift every cup, every triumph, for being with me in the good moments and the bad moments.
“Forgiving me a hand when I needed lifting up. I don’t want to be remembered as a good goalkeeper or a bad goalkeeper, I just want to be remembered as a good person, with my faults.
“Thank you. Thank you. A thousand thank yous. Wherever I go, I will always shout Hala Madrid.