Would you stay in the competition?
October 28, 2011 10:40pm CST
This week on the Pan American Games happened a sad situation. The brazilian soccer player, Maurine, lost her dad this week and decided to stay in the competition. She ended up scoring the goal of victory on the semi finals against Mexico team, but on the final, Brazil's team lost for Canada. If were you, would you stay and play the rest of the competition or would you come back home to stay with your family on this sad moment?
29 Oct 11
I think it is a very difficult call to make. On the one had your dad has passed away and on the other hand you are representing your country in the World Cup. You cannot let down either. The same situation happened to Sachin Tendulkar of India during the 1999 World Cup in England. The Indian cricket board then allowed Sachin to come back to India and attend to the final rites and then fly back for the world cup. Though still recovering from the sorrow, Sachin scored two back to back centuries to take India to the next round. It is really a tough choice to make. Cheers! Ram
4 Nov 11
Good that he had the time to come back home and still play in the competition. In her case, probably didn't had time for that because they were already playing the final rounds. It was really touching see her talking with her mother on TV, she showed that she really is a very strong girl.
6 Nov 11
Let's hope she gets a second chance at the world cup. In case of Sachin Tendulkar there was a silver lining at the end of the whole thing. This year i.e. 12 years after the incident, Sachin went on to lift the World Cup with India and fulfill his and his father's dream. Of course, for that he had to work really hard to keep himself fit for a career spanning 21 years!! Cheers! Ram