The Beautiful Game, as Told by a Noob

I now get football. But also, I do not get football.

Ria Tagulinao
7 min readJan 25, 2023

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My only photos from the Argentina-France final watch party

“So what’s your team?”, Ena asked me. She knew I wasn’t a football fan, so I readily admitted that I didn’t know. Argentina? Because you know, Messi, GOAT, the bandwagon. But I told her there was this cute French guy I’d met on vacation a few years ago, which was clearly enough reason for me to also root for…

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Ria Tagulinao

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