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Half the teams preparing for the knockouts;
half the teams back home with some regrets.
Defences hoping they will keep some lock-outs;
attackers hoping they will ripple nets.
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Some teams eliminated unexpectedly;
some teams most surprisingly survived.
Some big players have flown back home dejectedly;
several of the lesser lights have thrived.
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Every team has shown some spark of brilliance;
nobody has swept the board before them.
Sitting ducks have shown controlled resilience;
leading lights have let the minnows floor them.