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This is the latest installment of The World Cup According to Kempt™, our series on the stuff that really matters at this summer’s tournament in South Africa.

The past month has seen a lot of wild, crazy and forearm-tastic moments, but now that the magic’s almost over, we thought we’d choose a favorite. And, before you start guessing, it doesn’t end in a goal, a penalty or an offside call.

No, our favorite moment would have to be North Korea’s Jong Tae-se crying before the North Korea-Brazil game, during his country’s national anthem. Did we say crying? We meant bawling his eyes out. It was a sight to behold. Especially from a guy whose nation is so conservative, oppressive and, frankly, strange, it had reportedly shipped in Chinese actors to pretend to be fans. If you haven’t seen it yet, bask in its universally humanness here.

—S.D.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Shawn Donnelly