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The Pain Behind Soccer

Soccer is the world's most popular sport, but it can also haunt some people's lives. (Photo Courtesy Marlon Dias/ Flickr)

 By Ryan Fleming

When you think of the game where you find yourself besotted, the first images or early childhood memories are those of victory – a beautiful goal, a cup triumph – or something more personal, perhaps. For those growing up in soccer-crazed countries around the world, soccer is a not merely a game, but a way of life; this we know and realize. What’s uncommon and rather rare are the tragedies that happen everyday around the sport that are seemingly lost in the dark.

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