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World Cup 2006 Day Thirty

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Third Place Playoff – Germany 3 Portugal 1

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 For Oliver Kahn and Luis Figo

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The final turning of the page
For two great heroes of our age.
The final bow upon the stage,
As far as we can rightly gauge.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Final whistle, they embraced,
Reality so squarely faced,
Memories entombed, encased
Within the sport these masters graced.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 From Reykjavik to sunny Perth,
These two colossi strode the earth.
The final score had little worth
Amid the sorrow and the mirth.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 So football takes another twist,
Another two crossed off the list.
And though great hopes and dreams exist,
Oh yes, they will be sorely missed.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 The Worst Centre Forward of the Tournament?

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 They say Big Phil’s a decent coach,
A master of direct approach.
So it’s quite puzzling how he’d let a
Team be led by poor Pauleta.

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 His record’s actually quite good,
So his inclusion’s understood.
But in Germany, you never met a
Worse lone striker than Pauleta.

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 This feller had no ball control,
And could not play with back to goal.
No wonder he could only net a
Single goal, could poor Pauleta.

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 The Portuguese made boring viewing,
Lack of goals was their undoing.
Big Phil should have had a tête-á-
Tête with out-of-form Pauleta.

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Defenders and midfielders, they
Are blessed with hundreds every day,
But surely Portugal could get a
Better striker than Pauleta?

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Every ball he miscontrolled,
One hundred and eight, I’m told.
Sure the team would be much better
Off with Granny, than Pauleta.

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 Nuno Gomez kicked his heels,
While half the population kneels.
On the bench, this cool goal-getter
Must have wondered ‘bout Pauleta.

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