Saturday, July 7, 2018

Croatia Bests Russia To Advance of World Cup Final Four

Russia may be on the move in Syria and Ukraine try to dominate the world stage
But in the World Cup as host nation they have entered their last page
Like all soccer games in the World Cup hardly a rout
But Russia lost to Croatia 4-3 in a penalty shoot out
England will meet Croatia and Belgium will meet France
To see who will meet in the championship World Cup dance
Putin will be a foul mode when he meets with Trump
With Russia’s soccer dreams tossed into the dump
An American fan of American football where teams score
The closest thing to war with drama hard to ignore
What explains the popularity of soccer as a sport?
Certainly not the pace or speed or acting for flags or the roar of the fans exhort
Maybe it is much more simple as it costs so much less for a person to play
No pads, no helmets, only shorts, jerseys, shoes and maybe shin guards on display
Less chance of concussions to scramble a player’s brains
Or knee injuries that wash a career down the drain
Even third world countries can field teams and advance in World Cup to developed nations’ dismay
Even small third world nations can advance in the World Cup’s frey
©  July 7, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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