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WC2014 : Day 7 thru 13

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Day 7

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 haiku

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 abdication done
La Roja crown removed
Mondial mourns

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 ~ # ~

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 one dimensional
tiki taki tattered
end of an era

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 ~ # ~

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Chile chose:
Short, sharp and inventive
Beating the reigning champs
Was their incentive

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Spain saddled with:
Tippy, tappy
But no longer had the legs
To keep it snappy

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Note:

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Wednesday 18th June, 2014

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Spain 0 – 2 Chile
Australia 2 – 3 Holland
Cameroon 0 – 4 Croatia

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Day 8

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 England, oh England
the worst thing you did
was give us hope –
just a glimmer
a smidgen
a taste
but then
you waste
too many passes
too much possession
too many opportunities…
a sad, sad night

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 in the dawning of the light
the next day is no better –
on the weather map:
all I see is barometric depression
when driving:
all I see is dead ends
on the laptop:
it’s access denied
the business forecast:
economic hardship set to last
and just like all the flags
our hearts are at half-mast

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 Note:

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 Thursday 19th June, 2014

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 England 1 – 2 Uruguay
Colombia 2 – 1 Ivory Coast
Japan 0 – 0 Greece

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 Day 9

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 What’s worse than watching England lose?
Watching rivals having to do us a favour –
and where those rivals – are equally hopeless
they’ve obviously caught the England malaise
are now in danger themselves
of exiting at the group phase!
Costa Rica qualify, astonishingly,
out of a group of four, they are
the only non-previous winners
and yet – they are the shining star,
burning bright – and so cohesive
their squad a unique constellation
but there’s nothing anyone can say
to give us consolation

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 ~ # ~

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 Not delivering on promises

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 Mario’s through on goal …..
Lizzie puckers up
The thought must be off-putting, for…
I won’t carry the rhyme through
For decency’s sake
Let’s just say
The crown need not quake

23 Leave a comment on verse 23 0 Note:

24 Leave a comment on verse 24 0 Friday 20th June, 2014

25 Leave a comment on verse 25 0 Italy 0 – 1 Costa Rica
Switzerland 2 – 5 France
Honduras 1 – 2 Ecuador

26 Leave a comment on verse 26 0 Confirmation: that England are now out of the tournament

27 Leave a comment on verse 27 0 In the build-up to the game, Mario Balotelli declared that if he scored and rescued England’s slender hopes, then he wanted a reward of a kiss from the Queen!

28 Leave a comment on verse 28 0 Day 10

29 Leave a comment on verse 29 0 Just one moment
just one, magical, sublime, mo-ment
of absolute brilliance
a nano-second of opportunity
is all it took
to leave poor Iran
totally shook

30 Leave a comment on verse 30 0 it came late, late, in the game
but brought no shame
on Iran
who stifled Argentina
they even had chances of their own –
but even a clear penno, wasn’t blown

31 Leave a comment on verse 31 0 Note:

32 Leave a comment on verse 32 0 Saturday 21st June, 2014

33 Leave a comment on verse 33 0 Argentina 1 – 0 Iran (Messi – who else?)
Nigeria 1 – 0 Bosnia-Herzogovina
Germany 2 – 2 Ghana

34 Leave a comment on verse 34 0 Day 11

35 Leave a comment on verse 35 0 The least attractive fixture
Brought a hatful of goals
So much for our foresight
Oh we, of such cynical souls

36 Leave a comment on verse 36 0 Algeria caught the eye
With their passing so bright
Team work and cohesion
Last 16 is in sight

37 Leave a comment on verse 37 0 Note:

38 Leave a comment on verse 38 0 Sunday 22nd June, 2014

39 Leave a comment on verse 39 0 USA 2 – 2 Portugal
Belgium 1 – 0 Russia
South Korea 2 – 4 Algeria

40 Leave a comment on verse 40 0 Day 12

41 Leave a comment on verse 41 0 I didn’t see much
(in fact: nothing)
of the Dutch

42 Leave a comment on verse 42 0 first day in a new job
so I had to stay
to impress

43 Leave a comment on verse 43 0 same pressure
for Brazil
but Neymar’s caress

44 Leave a comment on verse 44 0 ensures
that they thump
the Cameroun

45 Leave a comment on verse 45 0 Neymar bags a double
they were never really in trouble
top the table and over the moon

46 Leave a comment on verse 46 0 Note:

47 Leave a comment on verse 47 0 Monday 23rd June

48 Leave a comment on verse 48 0 Brazil 4 – 0 Cameroon
Mexico 3 – 1 Croatia
Holland 2 -0 Chile
Australia 0 – 3 Spain

49 Leave a comment on verse 49 0 Day 13

50 Leave a comment on verse 50 0 not saucy enough
hungry Suarez injects
extra added bite

51 Leave a comment on verse 51 0 Note:

52 Leave a comment on verse 52 0 Tuesday 24th June

53 Leave a comment on verse 53 0 Japan 1 – 4 Colombia
Greece 2 – 1 Ivory Coast
Costa Rica 0 – 0 England
Italy 0 – 1 Uruguay (Suarez bites again! Unbelievable. This time, Chiellini)

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Notes

yup, started a new job, hence playing catch-up!

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2014-day-7-thru-13/