Allez Le Bleus, France! 4 Lessons Learned from The World Cup

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First of all, I’d like to congratulate France for winning the World Cup 2018 last night. It was indeed, a sweet victory especially for someone whose second home is Paris, like me. The well-played game left me with a few lessons to ponder upon.

SPORTS UNITE US ALL

I remember in 1998 when we hosted the Commonwealth Games, my class was assigned with a scrap book project and I worked hard on Commonwealth Games as my topic. Some materials were collected from my cereal box. One of the times, I remembered reading the reason why Commonwealth Games was initiated was to unite the Commonwealth countries. Although it was unclear to comprehend at my young age, however, having to see the World Cup being watched by many countries in the world and people from all walks of life, I realised that it is true, sports do unite us all.

FAMILY BONDING GETS BETTER WITH THE SERIES OF MATCHES

When there is a series of matches to look forward to, I began to feel that family bonding gets better for my family, if not for others. Instead of keeping myself occupied online, I joined my brother and dad to watch a few matches. It felt great to let the hair down sometimes. Certainly, Neyma was a big joke for all of us at home.

Someone sent me this in response to my WhatsApp status cheering for France’s victory. He said he looks forward that Islamophobia will be dismissed after the victory. InsyaAllah. It was in fact, a team play.

QUALITY TIME WAS WELL-SPENT WITH THE PEOPLE YOU SHARE INTERESTS WITH

This would be the best lessons learned from the World Cup. I really love seeing people gathering at mamak restaurants whenever there are football match. With this one being in a series, it was more fun to see how for 90 minutes people from all walks of life could sit together, cheered and be at dismay for the same reasons.

DISCIPLINE & SELF-CONFIDENCE

Just look at how Japan left their place – don’t tell me there is nothing to learn from. It was indeed a good example. I was so proud of the Japanese footballers when they left the origami. It shows that no matter who they are, they really represent their country well. Personally and shamefully, if I were asked to weave the ketupat casing out of the coconut leaves today, I can’t do it, but look at them. They know their origami!

Lastly, I was happy with the spirit England showed. I was so astonished by the message “It’s Coming Home!” and when they did not manage to secure a place to the final, the message changed to “We’re Coming Home.” That was sweet! So heart-warming. Imagine your family member is one of the players for England and from far and worldwide-ly announced, “we’re coming home” – well, I would be glad to receive the whole team into my arms.

I also managed to read a caption written by David Beckham on his first time experience watching as a fan of his countryland instead of being part of the team. It was a short caption he wrote on Instagram but yet, another heart-warming piece to read.

Overall, for all that we have seen and felt, it is safe to say that football is here to stay in our heart until forever more. Undeniably, it is one of the most interesting games the world has ever had.Should you have anything interesting to share about the World Cup 2018, please feel free to write in the comment.

 

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