While everyone else gets involved in the World Cup fever, how do you, as a non-fan of the sport, stay relevant? Sometimes it is good to put on a show of your enthusiasm – football fans may treat you better, bosses may be more forgiving. After all, FIFA World Cup happens once every 4 years. For now, here is our 5 steps “fake it till you win it” guide to survive this season as a clueless person.
1) Act like you’ve never slept the night before
2) Wear jerseys/team colors on dress-down days
3) Strike the generic conversations & throw in some trivia
“That was so close!” “Yeah! It was, oh my god he could have scored a goal, like what Spain* did in 2010!!!”
*Spain was the World Cup champion in 2010, they definitely scored.
4) Know your country flags & best players
5) Be dramatic (!!!!)
Writer: Leong Chee Sheng