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This Woman's Boyfriend Asked for World Cup Updates Via Text and She Delivered in Hilarious Detail

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Oct. 7 2018, Updated 10:02 p.m. ET

Even people who never watch soccer (i.e. me) tend to get a little crazy around World Cup time. Serious FOMO occurs and I don't want to miss a single game.

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Any other time of the year, I wouldn't care about a game between Japan and Colombia, but for some reason, I was upset I couldn't watch the final 20 minutes of that game when my stream messed up. I've never even been to those countries and probably couldn't name a single player on any of their national teams, but I wanted to know everything that happened nonetheless.

I could only imagine what World Cup Fever is like for people whose countries are actually playing. The stress, the anxiety, the depression, the ecstasy of a well-placed goal. It's all very, very exciting.

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Missing out on the action of a game is certainly not an option when you're that intense of a fan, but when your country's playing, it's going to look pretty suspicious in the office if everyone suddenly gets sick or calls out of work. Or if there happens to be a "milestone life event" of a loved one or whatever, like a wedding or baptism, it stinks that missing it for a very important game isn't a valid excuse.

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So that's when you have someone you trust, like a loved one, provide you with up-to-the-minute coverage of the game so you don't miss a single beat. Which is exactly what this guy asked his girlfriend, Twitter user @lightningstarr to do when England was squaring up against Tunisia.

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She obliged his request, but took a few liberties with the "updates," going into a level of detail that was maybe a bit more than he asked for.

And the results were absolutely hilarious.

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People loved her tweet.

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And she responded, still totally in character.

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In fact, her commentary was so good, it got Americans interested in watching the sport.

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And she provided some key tips they should consider if they decided to become fans of the game.

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As it turns out, @lightningstarr wasn't the first to provide scintillating, overly-detailed information on soccer matches via text.

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Rachel Haird during a Wales game a couple of years back related the same "extraneous" information via WhatsApp, and it was glorious.

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Her messages were rife with jokes and awkward metaphors that were hilarious.

Honestly, I'd pay to hear commentary from Haird and @lightningstarr.

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The sheer amount of jokes she's able to squeeze in such a short amount of time, and the fact that I'm hearing it in a British announcer's voice while reading them is amazing.

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Seems like I'm not the only one who's jonesing for some live commentary from these women.

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Definitely something to read in between goals.

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