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18 Signs You're An Ultimate Soccer Fan

You can scream for 90 minutes straight. Join Tide in celebrating the true fans out there — those who keep their jerseys cleaner than their work clothes.

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1. When you attend a match, you disguise your identity just in case you get a little too riled up.

You've seen video of yourself screaming before.
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You've seen video of yourself screaming before.

2. You're used to losing sleep because you're watching a game played across the globe.

And you've memorized the time difference.

3. You're serious about your jersey collection.

You own "jersey sheets" too.

4. You dream of being a part of this mess:


But of all these fans, you're the most legitimate one.

5. You've attended one of those outdoor viewing parties.

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Justin Sullivan / Staff / Getty Images News / Getty Images / 118974342

Amongst fellow fans, you can let your emotions get the best of you.

6. You've actually been injured cheering on your team before.


No pain, no gain.

7. You've had a least one bad dream about a player getting traded.


Loss is difficult.

8. And you've had countless arguments about how intense soccer really is.


And crazy stats to back it up, like, "Soccer players run an average of seven miles every game!"

9. You don't like to use your hands, even in other sports.

And you're appalled that "no kicking" is a rule in basketball.

10. Around your home, food is soccer inspired.

And meals correspond with match times.

11. And there's always a ball or two to dribble.

(Juggling, of course, takes place outside only.)

12. Your hermit crab has a soccer shell.


Better yet — you now want to get a hermit crab just so you can have it wear a soccer shell.

13. You've mimicked holding up a card while watching a game from your couch.


14. In school, you wrote essays about soccer.

In college, too.
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In college, too.

15. At work, you convinced everyone in the office that the World Cup is a holiday.

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Because... it is.

16. This nightmare is actually inspiring to you:

Imagine the muddy slide tackle!
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Imagine the muddy slide tackle!

17. This kind of wedding has crossed your mind at least once:

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Imagine punting the bouquet!

18. And your pet owns at least one piece of team apparel.

Because watching the game with the family is a mandatory event.

This summer, keep it clean! True fans go to great lengths for their jerseys.

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