We hope the rest of you are enjoying the World Cup as much as we are! If you aren't, that means one of two things: you're either too American (Roll Tide/War Eagle to that) or too sober. Fortunately, we have a solution to both problems...the ultimate World Cup drinking game for Americans! No soccer knowledge is required, and all you need to get started is a beer (or multiple beers...your mileage may vary) and a few friends.
Drink once if...
Someone falls over for no apparent reason
Someone falls over for a terrible reason (getting lightly nudged by an opponent, blatantly diving to win a penalty kick, some combination of the two)
Someone takes a free kick
The announcers mention the heat or the humidity (who could have guessed that it would be hot and humid in Brazil?)
A goalie is yelling
A Latin American team is described as "scrappy"
An Asian team is described as "technical"
An African team is described as "physical"
Drink twice if...
A national anthem is played
Someone gets a yellow card
Someone hits the crossbar or the goalpost
Someone scores a goal!
Someone mentions the "group of death" but no one knows what it means
Finish your drink if...
Someone gets a red card
The medical team brings out a stretcher to carry off an injured player, but he makes a miraculous recovery and jogs away
BONUS ROUND: If you're watching in Spanish and someone scores a goal, start drinking as soon as the ball goes in and continue until the announcer stops yelling.
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