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Russia & Croatia Shoot Outs haiku-Day 17

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 such contrasting games
endless passing – huff and puff
in the end it’s pens

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Spain 1-1 Russia
Russia win 4-3 on penalties

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 mastering defence
Russian grit defies the odds
Spain are down and out

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 passing us to sleep
Spain’s obsession is undone
tika taxi home

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 they may not be great
maybe they can’t pass all night
but Russia are through

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Croatia 1-1 Denmark
Croatia win 3-2 on penalites

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 from its crazy start
how this battle swayed and swung
til its bitter end

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 somehow you just knew
in this see saw to and fro
spot kicks would decide

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 whatever you say
shoot outs are a lottery
but the only way

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/russia-and-croatia-through-in-shoot-outs-haiku-day-17/