Has Phil been knocking back the Chilean wine?
No other cogent reason comes to mind
why Fred is the Brazilian number nine.
It must be the sweet harvest of the vine
that has big Phil’s selection so defined,
with Fred still as Brazilian number nine.
Neymar, Hulk and Oscar, they’re all fine
but ashen-faced supporters seem resigned
to Fred as the Brazilian number nine.
‘Gainst Chile, yet again, there was no sign
that he plays football – and that’s not unkind.
Why is Fred the Brazilian number nine?
I doubt that he would score ‘gainst Liechtenstein
or even ‘gainst a team that’s totally blind.
Yet still Fred’s the Brazilian number nine.
Brazil march on, but they must realign.
Passengers will make them fall behind.
Poor Fred, somehow the Brazilian number nine.