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A Soccer-Hater's Guide To Surviving The World Cup

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The World Cup is upon us. For people who follow soccer, it's the culmination of four years of restless waiting.

For anyone who doesn't, it probably feels like they've stumbled into a party they weren't invited to, and never really wanted to attend to begin with.

But that doesn't mean there's nothing for them to enjoy. Here are a few things to like about the World Cup if you don't follow soccer.

  • Drinks
    Screengrab
    It's a chance to sample beers from all around the world.
  • Diving Drinking Game!
    YouTube
    And down them every time this happens.
  • It'll Get Ya Drunk!
    YouTube
    Because dives happen. A lot.
  • Geography Lessons
    You'll learn the correct pronunciation of Uruguay.
  • Pay Tribute To Your Heritage
    Because you're like a cultural cocktail. You're 1/8th Spanish, Italian, English, Brazilian and Ghanaian. Or whichever team advances beyond the group stage.
  • Invest In Car Flags
    AP
    International flags are a lucrative market every four years.
  • Shirts Off Time!
    YouTube
    There's no shortage of this.
  • And Who Can Object To That?
    YouTube
  • Enjoy The HEADBANDS!
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  • MOAR HEADBANDS!
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  • MOAR! MOAR!
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  • Office Productivity?
    YouTube
    The World Cup is a perfect excuse.
  • You Can Indulge Your Inner Hooligan
    YouTube
    And no one will judge you.
  • MAN BUNS
    AP
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic isn't playing in the tournament. But he really does have the most epic man bun.
  • Don't Believe Us Yet?
    AP
  • OK, How About Now?
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  • Hot Guys Like This Abound
    Ezequiel Lavezzi.
  • This Guy Too
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    Edin Dzeko
  • And This Guy
    AP
    Samuel Eto'o and Gerard Pique
  • Their Partners Aren't Bad Either
    Irina Shayk, partner to Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • They Range From Musicians...
    Shakira, partner to Gerard Pique.
  • ...To Models
    Melissa Satta, fiancee to Kevin-Prince Boateng.
  • Soccer Ads Are Arguably Better Than Super Bowl Ads
    Beats by Dre
  • They're Exciting
    Nike
  • And Hilarious
    The Guardian
  • You Can Enjoy Great Songs
    This song rocks, who cares what anyone says.
  • Well, Some Great Songs
    This one sucks.
  • Unconvinced?
    YouTube
  • OK, Well Then...
  • We're Still Going To Have A Great Time
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    You can join the fun when you're ready.
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