WC2010 : Day 6

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Chile

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 haiku

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Chilli or chilly?
Obvious straight from the off
Nice ‘n spicey!

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 ~~~ * ~~~

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Honduras

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Oh Brother, where dart though?

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 (what I’d like to see….)

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 From Palacious
To Palacious
Then a defence splitting through ball
To yet another
Darting Palacios

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 And proud parents
Back in La Ceiba
Beam with delight
At the sight
Of their surviving offspring

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 And all the while
Behind every smile
They dedicate their lives
And souls
And goals
To Edwin



From the BBC Football website:

Honduras have become the first country in World Cup history to select three brothers in their squad after calling up Jerry Palacios on Tuesday.

He joins brothers Wilson and Johnny in South Africa after replacing injured Torino star Julio Cesar de Leon.
Striker Jerry, 29, plays for Chinese club Hangzhou Greentown, Johnny, 24, for Olimpia in Honduras and Wilson, 26, for Tottenham Hotspur.

Teams are allowed to replace players up to 24 hours before their opening match.
Honduras, preparing for only their second appearance in a World Cup, play their first match against Chile in Group H on Wednesday.

The Palacios brothers hail from the town of La Ceiba in Honduras.
Wilson, the best known of the trio, has had injury problems of his own to deal with after straining a leg muscle in the run-up to Wednesday’s match but is expected to be fit.

“He is pretty much 100% and right now it seems he will be fine,” said Honduras assistant Carlos Velasco.
The triple Palacios call-up will be a boost to the family three years after younger brother Edwin was kidnapped in the politically troubled Central American country.

Although a $150,000 ransom was paid, Edwin’s body was discovered in a remote rural area.

“Everything I do in football is for Edwin. He is watching over me,” Jerry told Honduran reporters upon his arrival in South Africa.

Wednesday 16th June

Group H
Chile 1 Honduras 0
Spain 0 Switzerland 1

Group A

South Africa 0 Uruguay 3

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2010-day-6/