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WC2014 Day 13 Colombia 4 Japan 1

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 From every football aficionado,
we’re really quite distraught to see you go.
Farewell, Japan, we relished your bravado.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The penalty, converted by Cuadrado,
was quite a sad and undeservéd blow
for every football aficionado.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 It must have crushed your dreams of El Dorado
but did you dive and foul and cry? Oh no.
Farewell, Japan, we relished your bravado.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Every man a Samurai desperado;
despite the odds, you put on quite a show
for every football aficionado.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Sweet, yet unrefined, like muscovado,
your honesty set neutral hearts aglow.
Farewell, Japan, we relished your bravado.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The football gods stayed incommunicado –
four-one, perhaps, was just a little low.
From every football aficionado,
farewell, Japan. We relished your bravado.

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Notes

Okay, Japan weren’t very good but their behaviour was immaculate compared to some of the diving and rolling round the floor and imaginary card waving and cynical fouling that’s been going on. And kudos too to the fans who helped to clear the litter from the stadia after every match, despite their poor results.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2014-day-13-colombia-4-japan-1/