WC2014 Day 17 Brazil 1 Chile 1 (3-2 pens)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Has Phil been knocking back the Chilean wine?
No other cogent reason comes to mind
why Fred is the Brazilian number nine.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 It must be the sweet harvest of the vine
that has big Phil’s selection so defined,
with Fred still as Brazilian number nine.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Neymar, Hulk and Oscar, they’re all fine
but ashen-faced supporters seem resigned
to Fred as the Brazilian number nine.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 ‘Gainst Chile, yet again, there was no sign
that he plays football – and that’s not unkind.
Why is Fred the Brazilian number nine?

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I doubt that he would score ‘gainst Liechtenstein
or even ‘gainst a team that’s totally blind.
Yet still Fred’s the Brazilian number nine.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Brazil march on, but they must realign.
Passengers will make them fall behind.
Poor Fred, somehow the Brazilian number nine.


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2014-day-17-brazil-1-chile-1-3-2-pens/