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Writing Challenge: The Spirit of the 2018 World Cup "Afan's Dream"

"At the 44th minute of the football match, Huda tried to save the goal from the threat of Marcel, but his chest was hit by the leg of Rodrigues. He was still able to move, but then he fell unconscious. A few hours after being brought to the hospital, this goalkeeper died. The victory of his team (2-0) was filled with tears and hysterical weepings of the members and passionate fans of the team in the stadium." (real news, happened in my place, few months ago)

Ridha, a housewife, watched that shocking news on TV with mouth opened. She remember her only son, Afan, was practicing football with his friends of age thirteen. She waited his arrival anxiously.

When he arrived home, his mother hugged him and asked if he was alright. He just wondered why his mother so suddenly behaved strangely. She then told him to stop playing football and change the extra-activity into music or else. He couldn't believe that his mother would tell him so. At his very labile age, he had so big heart to finally follow what his mother wanted.

He joined music courses for a few months. His playing with keyboard, guitar, or drum was not so good. It was obviously seen on his face that he didn't enjoy the activities he did. His father noticed it and approached his son asking if he still wanted to play football. He couldn't deny that 'yes' was the answer.

His father was thinking so hard to come up with an idea. He tried to talk with his wife, but no good result. Her apprehension about football players was truly serious.

One day, Afan got an accident when playing piano. The cover was suddenly closed as the props were broken. He lost two of his fingers.

His mother and father felt really sad. Afan just mused of his life in gloom. He was not so good with music, then it was even worse with only 8 fingers, he was thinking deeply. His eyes told their parents so. His dad finally said to mom, "Dear, there is a risk in every activity. We should give him a chance. At least, let's make him happy, giving him a way to reach his dream." Then, his mother approved of his husband's premise.

The big smile appeared with tears on Afan's face. He really thanked to his mother. He promised to make their parents proud as he dreamed to be a National Football player, and join Football World Cup someday.

((( ***end*** )))

Thank you so much for reading. ^_^

What is your story about football?

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Comment by Onee-chan on May 13, 2018 at 15:03

Dear bet

Here is my promised blog. I've just made three blogs. I'm not sure which one is funny to you. :D



Thank you. ^^

Comment by Onee-chan on May 5, 2018 at 14:52

It's probably most people like other things than football, just like you, Sir. :))

Well, yes, accident can happen everywhere. And sure, legendary players went/should go through hardships in the journey to be a legendary. 

Thank you so much for your precious comment, Mr. Mishaikh. :)

Comment by Mishaikh on May 5, 2018 at 14:28


Though accident do happen in all sports, but it does not mean that they do not happen anywhere else.  I do not drive car even do not know driving motorcycle, but you know two times I came with accident with motorcycle while pilon riding and one time while travelling in a car.

So the bottom line is that accident should not be attributed to any specific thing sport or otherwise, otherwise there will be no legendary players in any game.

Comment by Mishaikh on May 5, 2018 at 14:16
Football in my country was liked by a small section of population so it was not considered wirth tobe encouraged.

Comment by Onee-chan on May 5, 2018 at 14:11

Dear Mishaikh,

Support? Lord? You mean the chief or manager? I'm sorry about that.

Comment by Mishaikh on May 5, 2018 at 13:55

Once this was a popular support in my country too, but because a certain group of poor circle of Makran were expert in it and gaining name in the support, the lords of the supports belonging to the majority, seeing this that the boys from their circle will not be able to gain name in the game.  They discouraged this support, by not allowing funds and other facilities so football almost died in there. 

Comment by Onee-chan on May 1, 2018 at 9:00

Dear Bet,

So quick! WOw! :)))) Thank you for your notification. Will read soon. ^_^

Comment by bet on April 30, 2018 at 10:17

Comment by Onee-chan on April 30, 2018 at 8:47

Ops, dear.... Okay, I will take care of that funny story. :))) It is usually best when it happen in real life. I will try to remember what happened with me in the past.lol.... 

I mean, waiting for your entry. ^_^

Comment by bet on April 30, 2018 at 7:25

Okay....now I am smacking my hands on the table why I asked for a funny story...now where I will get one? lol

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