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These Are The Saddest World Cup Fans On Earth

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Listen, world: we feel you. We remember the terrible, growing hole of sadness that gnawed away more and more of our soul while the U.S. crashed out of the World Cup in 2006. It felt like it would take at least two days before emotional eating (cheese pizza, mostly) would help us feel whole again! So we've been there, and we know how much it hurts -- but we're also not above collecting these photos of you in various stages of emotional distress, from despair to public tears. Better luck next time.

  • South Korean football fans react as their team loses to Algeria in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, as they watch the match on giant screens in central Seoul on June 23, 2014. (ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
  • USA soccer fans watch their team play against Portugal on a screen setup at the FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach June 22, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The match ended in a tie 2-2. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
  • A British fan, left, and his friends, unseen, joke as a Spanish girl consoles her boyfriend, right, at the fan park after the World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile, in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Spain lost the match which knocks them out of the World Cup. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
  • An Ecuador soccer team fan reacts while watching a play against the Honduras team at the Word Cup FIFA Fan Fest during on Copacabana beach June 20, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
  • A lone Japanese soccer supporter sits dejected after watching a live broadcast of the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at a public viewing venue in Tokyo, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Colombia won 4-1. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
  • An Italy soccer fan wearing a banana costume watches his team's World Cup game loss to Costa Rica inside the FIFA Fan Fest area in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
  • Spanish soccer fans watch on a giant display as the Netherlands soccer team wins the World Cup soccer match between Spain and Netherlands, in Madrid, Spain, Friday, June 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
  • England fans react as they watch the group D 2014 FIFA World Cup football match between Uruguay and England in a pub in London on June 19, 2014. (ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Japanese fans react after Japan is defeated during the 2014 FIFA World Cup match between Japan and Cote d'Ivoire during the public viewing event at Tokyo Dome on June 15, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Keith Tsuji/Getty Images)
  • England football fans react in Riley's Sport's Bar, as England come close to equalizing against Italy in their opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mary Turner/Getty Images)
  • Japanese football supporters are disappointed as Japan is defeated by Colombia during a public viewing for the FIFA World Cup group C match in Tokyo on June 25, 2014. Some 400 supporters gathered to cheer Japan's national team. (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
  • South Korean football fans react as their team loses to Algeria in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, as they watch the match on giant screens (in background) in central Seoul on June 23, 2014. (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
  • South Korean fans react as they watch the 2014 World Cup match between South Korea and Russia on June 18, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
  • A Spanish soccer fan covers her face as she watches, on a giant display, the World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile, in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
  • England football fans react in Riley's Sport's Bar, as England fails to equalize against Italy in their opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mary Turner/Getty Images)
  • South Korean fans react as they watch the 2014 World Cup match between South Korea and Russia on June 18, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
  • Two England football fans console each other near Trafalgar Square after England lost their opening game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mary Turner/Getty Images)
  • Japanese football fans react after their team lost against Ivory Coast as they watch TV during the group C first round match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Tokyo on June 15, 2014. (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Croatian football fans react June 23, 2014 in the Croatian capital Zagreb's main square after Croatia lost 1-3 in their 2014 FIFA World Cup group A football match against Mexico. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Croatian football fans react June 23, 2014 in the Croatian capital Zagreb's main square after Croatia lost 1-3 in their 2014 FIFA World Cup group A football match against Mexico. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Croatian football fans react June 23, 2014 in the Croatian capital Zagreb's main square after Croatia lost 1-3 in their 2014 FIFA World Cup group A football match against Mexico. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
  • An Italy fan reacts after watching the FIFA World Cup 2014 Group D football match Italy vs Uruguay on a giant screen in central Rome on June 24 , 2014. Uruguay kept their World Cup dream alive with a 1-0 win over Italy in Natal on June 24 that sent the four-time champions crashing out of the competition. (ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A Japanese fan reacts after Japan is defeated during the 2014 FIFA World Cup match between Japan and Cote d'Ivoire during the public viewing event at Tokyo Dome on June 15, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Keith Tsuji/Getty Images)
  • Japan's football supporters are disappointed as Japan was defeated by Ivory Coast in the group C match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Tokyo Dome stadium in Tokyo on June 15, 2014. Japan was defeated by Ivory Coast 1-2. (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A fan of Croatia reacts after his team lost a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014. Mexico won 3-1. (DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

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