Day 13 : Don’t cry for me Argentina!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 I

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Who would have thought it?
England qualify with ease
But Argentina have bought it!

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 England qualify with ease –
What a wonderful thought –
But would it be right to tease?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Money cannot buy success
But a bankrupt Argentina were crying out
For World Cup happiness

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 ***

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 II

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Well, England stumbled
Though Seaman never fumbled
And the defence stood resolute and firm
But it was Heskey in attack, who made us squirm
Adding nothing
A lack of touch
And not a tack of luck
No fire, to add to his power
He trudged off, with a glower
A look so sour
Unlike our towers
Of strength, Sol and Rio
Robust and brio

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 ***

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 III

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Even when losing
The Bofana Bofana
Could have been busy choosing
Their next hotel
But because they were caught snoozing
And Raul finished so well
They went from just losing
To elimination
In one fell
For Paraguay, a comeback so swell
No cruising
They just battled like hell


For the record :

2002 FIFA World Cup – Group F

For the record :

Sweden 1 Argentina 1
Nigeria 0 England 0

Group F finished :

1 Sweden 5 pts
2 England 5 pts
3 Argentina 4 pts
4 Nigeria 1 pt

South Africa 2 Spain 3
Slovenia 1 Paraguay 3

Paraguay were 1-0 down, and had to win by two goals!

Group B finished :

1 Spain 9 pts
2 Paraguay 4 pts
3 South Africa 4 pts
4 Slovenia 0 pts

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/day-13-dont-cry-for-me-argentina/