In few other areas of life are human emotions more transparent than in sports. With the ups and downs comes a great palette of countenances: the beaming smiles of victory, the contorted grimaces of pain, the wide eyes of hope, the slack jaws of disbelief...
But schadenfreude dictates that it is the faces of struggle we love best.
A victory for the home team just isn't 100 percent satisfying until the cameras switch over from the jubilant winners to the forlorn losers. Their misery, our pleasure.
Click on to see 35 of the most penetrating struggle faces that sports have churned out in recent times.