WC2014 Day 16 Rest day

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 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.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Some teams eliminated unexpectedly;
some teams most surprisingly survived.
Some big players have flown back home dejectedly;
several of the lesser lights have thrived.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 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.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Heartbreak and elation will be on the menu;
can Neymar really make the World Cup his?
Humidity will be dependent on the venue,
but that’s the only certainty there is.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2014-day-16-rest-day/