Picture the scene; you and your soccer mad girlfriend are watching your beloved country knock-out a sporting heavyweight on the grandest stage of them all. The timing is perfect, so you pop the question.
Then, all of a sudden, your beloved country succumbs to the heavyweight and concedes two goals in rapid succession, leaving a nation’s hopes and dreams in tatters.
Still, you’ve got the beautiful consolation of the proposal. It’s not all bad.
— Simon Bristow (@Simon_Bristow)June 29, 2014
This was the reality for a Mexican couple watching the World Cup last-16 tie against Netherlands. Winning 1-0 going into the closing minutes, the guy sensed the perfect moment, and got down on one knee to propose.
Except the Netherlands decided to stage a remarkable comeback. Talk about a rollercoaster of emotions.
Still, it was hardly likely to have dampened celebrations for the lucky couple. Let’s hope they can keep hold of each other as well as Mexico’s no.1 Guillermo Ochoa can keep hold of the ball.