You're a star soccer player for your country's national team. Your team has made it to the finals of the World Cup. Just before kickoff, you are hit by a wadded up piece of paper that is thrown at you from the stands. You pick it up, open it and there's a note: "I've kidnapped your spouse. If you don't lose today's game, you will never see him/her again." What do you do? Write this scene.
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