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World Cup 2006 Day Sixteen

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Knockout Stages

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Knockout stages,
Dying breath,
Final pages,
Sudden death.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Bad decisions,
No reprieve,
Shattered visions,
Left to grieve.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Deep despair,
Last-gasp wins,
This is where
It all begins.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Germany 2 Sweden 0

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Throughout his amazing career,
He’s the man that all centre backs fear.
He can kill a ball dead,
Burst the net with his head,
And seamlessly move up a gear.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 His goalscoring record is such
That defenders don’t trouble him much.
With a quick, sudden burst
He will reach the ball first
With a sure and a perfect first touch.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 And thus, ‘twas a natural plot,
When the ref pointed straight at the spot,
How the hardened heart bled,
When the ball hit Row Zed,
As poor Henrik miscued his last shot.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Argentina 2 Mexico 1 (aet)

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 They stood up to Argentina
And they marked them well,
Maybe even keener,
Though its hard to tell.
It took a wonder volley
To do them in,
And now they’re melancholy
For they thought they’d win.
And though they’re in pain,
Still the faces are brave,
From the window of the plane
Comes a Mexican wave.

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