Sunday, June 25, 2006

World Cup Poetry #5

June 25, 2006

England vs. Ecuador, Netherlands vs. Portugal

An unfortunate scene in the news last night in Germany had the English fans and German fans going out of control, tussling with each other and throwing chairs, some fires were lit. These type of occurrences gives the World Game a black eye.

England vs. Ecuador

England vs. Ecuador features a game of two good teams. Michael Owen from England will be missing due to injury. I look forward to this match and see a great struggle. Like most of the matches in this World Cup, the victor will be the one that makes the less mistakes on defense, will rely on a little luck & skill, and does not waste its scoring chances.

Two links to English poet & critic Matthew Arnold presented here and here.

Two links to Ecuadorian poet & journalist Alejandro Carrión presented here and here.

(Agony of the Tree & the Blood = Agonía del Árbol y la Sangre)

Netherlands vs. Portugal

Although Portugal won their group & Netherlands was second in their group, this does not mean Portugal would be the favored team here. Netherlands has a dangerous soccer squad & could very easily get by Portugal, who has firepower as well; Portugal is coached by Felipao, (Luiz Felipe Scolari) who coached Brazil to a World Cup title in 2002.

Interesting Dutch poetry links here and here.

Link to Scolari, coach of Portugal here.

Link to Jose Craveirinha, Portuguese poet, born in Mozambique, here.

** posted for Luis C. Berriozabal by Christopher Cunningham**


Blogger Luis said...


England 1 Ecuador 0
Portugal 1 Netherlands 0

So much for the prediction that Netherlands could "easily get by" Portugal. Portugal has won all four of their matches & will give England trouble in their next game.

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Without Deco, their creativity will be tested. But, then again, England has yet to show any creativity....

1:58 AM  
Blogger Luis said...

Yes, Portugal will be missing two players & Ronaldo might still be lame for the next game. It's anybody's game & you're right about England. Still, they manage to win. They will miss Owen as well.

9:36 AM  

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