Sir: The FIFA World Cup 2018 has been nothing short of amazing since its very first game. Football fans across the world surfed through a wave of emotions as some of the brilliant longstanding teams took early exits and some underdogs really shined through. Yesterday’s match between Croatia and England was a treat to watch and offered a great lesson that is key to understanding life’s challenges. Predetermining a winning stance and basking in glory that has not yet been achieved, is the first step towards failure. Victory should only be celebrated when you have earned it. In the case of England, the constant hammering of “It’s coming home” reflected in an assumed victory that undermined the opponents and ultimately led to their hopes being dashed to the ground. SIDRA AYUB Karachi Published in Daily Times, July 13th 2018.