During the World Cup, for both men and women, “the incidence of cardiac emergencies was 2.66 times that during the control period.” Watching a soccer game actually doubles your risk of a heart attack.

The New England Journal of Medicine looked at just how many heart attacks occurred in Germany during the World Cup they hosted in 2006, and we’re going to be in denial about the results until the end of time.

Smithsonian Magazine’s article covering the risks of watching the beautiful game for the faint-hearted is a sobering one, and Quartz also notes that "Interestingly, the only match that didn’t cause a spike in heart attacks was the third-place game against Portugal, confirming that once a team has been knocked out of contention for the World Cup title, nothing really matters."

Obviously, a World Cup match isn’t your average game, so the study’s findings seem a little misleading (we hope). But we’ll see you guys on the other side.

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