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World Cup 2006 Day Twenty One

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Stereotypes

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Oh, what a wonderful World Cup its been,
It’s lived up to all expectations.
The finest collection of teams ever seen
From thirty two myriad nations.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 But one thing has struck me when watching the games,
That in general has been disregarded –
The stereotypes have been shot down in flames,
The clichés have all been discarded.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The Germans, you see, are no longer efficient,
They leave gaping holes at the back.
The players are not robots, ice-cool and proficient,
And marking is often quite slack.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Brazil are assumed to be bubbly and buoyant,
Effulsive in back heels and flicks.
But up until now, they’ve been far from flamboyant,
With a dearth of those showboating flicks.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 The French – ah, les Bleus – have no swashbuckling style,
In fact they’ve been dull and defensive,
And the Portuguese lads haven’t shown too much guile,
Being nervous and quite apprehensive.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 The English are known to be boring and slow,
According to public perception,
But have they been slick and exciting? Umm, no,
As rules go, well, they’re the exception.

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Notes

From the outside, Quarter Finals have 5 potential winners, one enigma, and two brave no-hopers. No malice intended..

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