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WC2014 Day 18 Costa Rica 1 Greece 1 (5-3 pens)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Costa Rica thought they’d snuck it
as the final whistle neared.
One more chance – and Papa took it
as the blue/white legions cheered.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Extra time, but one team in it,
Costa Rica tired but brave.
Even in the final minute,
Navas made one final save.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Penalties, the arbitration
who’d be in the final eight.
Lengthy walk – eyes of a nation
on the man who’d seal their fate.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 And it’s a mighty long walk to score a goal.
Millions of eyes on your fifty yard stroll,
facing up to a trauma no-one can console,
……….all the way to penalties.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Yes, it’s a mighty long walk to score a goal.
Miss and you wish you’d disappear down a hole
and you’re trying so hard to keep it under control
……….all the way to penalties.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The penalties were all well taken,
better than most pundits thought.
Umana though brought home the bacon.
Poor old Greeks were left distraught.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 And it’s a mighty long walk to score a goal.
If you had the chance, you would sell your soul
and the extra time efforts may well take their toll
……….all the way to penalties.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Yes, it’s a mighty long walk to score a goal
and it’s real life, baby, not your son’s console
and your team mates say ‘Hey man, it’s only rock and roll.’
……….all the way to penalties.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Oh it’s a mighty long walk to score a goal.
From the street corner games to this goldfish bowl.
Is that the Foreign Legion? Can I still enrol?
……….all the way to penalties.

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Notes

With, obviously, a nod to Mott the Hoople!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2014-day-18-costa-rica-1-greece-1-5-3-pens/