The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Often times the difference between the two emotions can be very slim in the cruel sport that is soccer. Soccer can be a game of inches and it is often times that margin that separates you cheering with your teammates on the pitch, or crumbling to the ground in tears.

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We continue with our “World Cup Withdrawal Wednesday” with the latter of the two. Obviously some losses can hurt more than others especially when you lose on the world’s biggest stage. Losing at the World Cup usually means you are eliminated and sent home to face the fans of your disappointed home nation. A loss can stay with you forever,  or you can turn into motivation as the Netherlands did in this year’s World Cup against Spain, or you can let it haunt you forever.

The tears of a loss can spread from the players and coaches to the family and fans. Without further ado, here are some of the most heartbreaking moments of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.