On Tuesday Neymar broke into tears prior to Brazil’s World Cup match against Mexico. Today it was Ivory Coast midfielder Serey Die, who couldn’t fight crying during his team’s national anthem. Moments like this go to show just how much pride and passion is on the line for these players, as they compete for their countries on the world’s biggest stage.
[via SB Nation]
*UPDATE* According to a report from the Daily Mail, Die’s father passed away two hours before Thursday’s match. The fact that he played with a heavy heart on the same day is remarkable.