Ode to Forlán

Diego Forlán | 110608-6656-jikatu

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I was skeptical about watching the 2010 World Cup
There was no doubt that England would mess the whole thing up
For five long weeks, flags everywhere. Football’s all that matters
Inevitably our heroes left the nation’s hopes in tatters

The countries kept on playing though, while our boys were sent packing
The quality of game increased, goals no longer lacking
And there he was, a shining light, a fabulous right foot
A bright blue shirt, long flowing locks and Alice band to boot

He leads the team throughout the match with yellow on his arm
As captain he must hold a lot of Uruguayan charm
In six matches they played, he scored goals numbering four
And led those awesome penalties that showed Ghana the door

Holland were the downfall, despite a goal from our main man
One silly match for third place is all I’ve got left of Forlán
Then four more years to sit back and think on what he did
It’s not as if I’m about to start watching Atletico Madrid!

17 thoughts on “Ode to Forlán

  1. I love it Christine, totally awesome 🙂 I can’t remember if they still do this but you may see Forlan one more time in a 3rd Place Playoff match between the two semi final losers.

  2. he’ll no doubt be in the euro thingy in two years.

    …sadly.

    Uruguay is in Europe now? 😉 He won’t be in Euro 2012 unless he changes citizenship or something.

    Great poem, Christine. Almost like lyrics to a song… 😀

  3. he’ll no doubt be in the euro thingy in two years.

    geography fail. he won’t be will he? ahh well.

  4. He won’t be in Euro 2012 unless he changes citizenship or something

    don’t encourage him.

    when is this third place match? i’m sure we’re supposed to be somewhere then.

  5. Gracias!!
    As he is one of my country man!
    Remember he has a twitter account!!!

    A little ashame as i didn’t care to know them before the WC!!

  6. I can’t believe a football post on here got so many comments but it is a great post.

  7. Fantastic. Make sure no one mentions the Copa America which takes place next year, that features Uruguay and Diego Forlan, just saying.

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