WC2014 Day 28 Argentina 0 Netherlands 0 (4-2 pens)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The night that followed the night before
was doomed before it had begun.
They beat themselves into a draw
and two were whittled down to one.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 The match itself could not compare
with what went on the night before.
Comparisons aren’t very fair
but even so, it seemed a bore.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 On Argentina’s national day,
they battled hard but could not score.
The timid Dutch were made to pay,
a team that promised so much more.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Penalties, the Dutch struck out,
the Argentinans smashed home four.
But one thing is beyond all doubt –
it wasn’t a patch on the night before


Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2014-day-28-argentina-0-netherlands-0-4-2-pens/