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Day 10 : minnows

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Mexico v Ecuador
Costa Rica v Turkey
Japan v Russia

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 So, today, no big names
Except, maybe
Nigmatullin, Beschastnykh, Kerimoglu, Yanagisawa
But there’s still dreams
For these unfancied teams
Everything to play for
To win through, from a group of four
Not appearing today
Brazil, France, Italy, Spain
Big names, however short
And short odds (at the beginning –
Before the minnowed opposition, started winning)
So watch out, for the unknowns
Amidst all the cheers and groans

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 ***

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 II

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Turkey coasted
When they should have roasted
They chilled
When they should have turned up the heat
And then froze
When in the final throes
Costa Rica cooked their goose

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 ***

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 III

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 so far, this World Cup has been hooligan free
but with Russia facing exit at an early stage
from Moscow’s Red Square, we see rioting and debris
as disappointed fans, go on the rampage

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Notes

For the record :

Mexico 2-1 Ecuador
Costa Rica 2-1 Turkey
Japan 1-0 Russia

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/day-10-minnows/