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World Cup 2006 Day Nine

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Portugal 2 Iran 0

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The Portuguese team was too poor for the stage,
So it stood forty years in the wings.
The reasons for this were not easy to gauge,
A combination of many strange things.
For years they had skill,
But they seemed to lack the will,
They could never quite carry out the plan,
But they pulled
That
Monkey off their back
When they beat Iran.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Forty years without qualifying
(Tick tock, tick tock)
The time-span was stupefying
(Tick tock, tick tock)
But they pulled
That
Monkey off their back
When they beat Iran.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Czech Republic 0 Ghana 2

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Oooooooooooooooohhhh, here come Ghana,
Here come, here come, here come, here come Ghana.
Oooooooooooooooohhhh, here come Ghana,
Here come, here come, here come, here come Ghana.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Everybody needs a dream,
Follow some hopeful football team,
Some might take a stupid pill,
And back a team to beat Brazil,
Fans might marvel at the touch
Of the Germans and the Dutch,
Ecuador and South Korea,
All of football life lies here,
Argentina, USA,
Both put on a great display,
Sven’s men will get the boot,
Vitriol will be acute,
Togo, Croatia, Trinidad,
In colours of the rainbow clad,
Ukraine go from good to bad,
Scoring goals a passing fad,
There’s Socceroos from Oceania,
But now we’re shouting out for Ghana.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Oooooooooooooooohhhh, here come Ghana,
Here come, here come, here come, here come Ghana.
Oooooooooooooooohhhh, here come Ghana,
Here come, here come, here come, here come Ghana.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Say paternosters for the Poles,
Serbia conceding goals,
Costa Rica tried in vain,
Chile too back on the plane,
Cote d’Ivoire and poor Tunisia,
Ronaldinho makes them dizzier.
Hell, it seems, has little fury
Worse than that of the Azurri.
Powerhouse Puyol and Zidane,
Inamoto from Japan,
Hail the hopeful German fan,
Goodbye Saudis and Iran.
Drab Angola and the Swiss
Can’t maintain the pace like this,
Sweden’s hopes don’t seem too good,
S and M turned out a dud.
Back in downtown Lisdoonvarna,
They’ll be hollering for Ghana.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Oooooooooooooooohhhh, here come Ghana,
Here come, here come, here come, here come Ghana.
Oooooooooooooooohhhh, here come Ghana,
Here come, here come, here come, here come Ghana.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Italy 1 USA 1

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 The Americans were sent forth into battle,
No doubt with God quite firmly at their side.
The war-plan was undoubtedly to rattle
The sleek and fit Italians from their stride.
Guantanamo, this time, was not an option,
No prisoners were taken in this war.
And pacifists were shocked at the adoption
Of brutal tactics by the special corps.
Inevitably, some fell along the wayside,
Their bodies covered by a blood-stained sheet,
But heroes they! For helping such a grey side
Scrape a point from widely-tipped defeat.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/world-cup-2006-day-nine/