20 Struggles That Are Too Real For FIFA 2017 Fans

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FIFA 2017 – it’s one of the most popular video games in the world, and people all over the world unite to play one of the greatest football games ever. Addictive, thrilling and, at times, frustrating – it’s a game with many ups and downs. If you’re a FIFA fan, perhaps you can sympathize with the different struggles that make it both a beautiful and heartbreaking game.

1. Being on a winning streak…

And then losing to a 10-year old.

2. Having 20+ shots on goal…

Only to lose 1-0 in the end.

3. Pausing to get a drink / go to the bathroom / answer the phone…

And having your games console reboot for no apparent reason.

4. Getting a weird claw hand from gripping the controller…

Following a series of tense games.

5. Singing along to random songs…

Then realizing they’re from the FIFA soundtrack. When nobody else recognizes it, you realize hardly anyone else has ever heard of these songs.

6. Thinking you’re actually a soccer manager…

Then remembering you have to go to work at your boring desk job in the morning.

7. Going weeks on end without seeing your friends…

Communicating only via Live Chat.

8. Losing a crucial cup tie…

And maybe shedding a tear (or two) over it.

9. Wondering why your cat/dog won’t leave you alone…

Then realizing you haven’t fed them all day.

10. Thinking about team tactics day and night…

Then critiquing British football articles when you disagree with real-life transfer decisions.

11. Playing all night tournaments with your roommates…

Then realizing the strange smell in the room is your collective odor.

12. Losing interest in real soccer…

Because the dream teams you’ve created are so much more entertaining to watch.

13. Shouting at the referee…

Only to realize that only you can hear you.

14. Pulling a sick day…

So that you can play FIFA all day with your friends.

15. Scouring the web for FIFA memes

So that you can send them in your group chat.

16. Wondering why you haven’t heard from your girlfriend in a while…

Then realizing she dumped you by text weeks ago when you stopped replying to hers

17. Ordering takeout so often…

The guys at the pizza place know you by the sound of your voice and know exactly what your order will be.

18. Breaking out in a cold sweat…

When you realize you might have to go out for a birthday/special occasion/family event.

19. Finally taking a break…

And feeling a weird sense of relief.

20. Missing it after too many nights away from it…

So you get back on it and embrace the great game again!

We say they’re a struggle, when in facts it’s all just part of the greatest game ever. Curious about the difference between real sports and esports? Read this article on the pros and cons for both. It may be an amazing game, but don’t forget to visit the outside world now and then!