Your ball is not it
It is not yours
We love bras
Bras are nothing
Bras define who we
Are and shows it
Are not who we
Bras are not French
It can be used on spas
Gems, but not French

What cup size do we talk about?


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What cup size? How about one the size of:

the WORLD! i.e. the men's football World Cup.


Each line of the poem begins and ends with a word containing a substring which starts the name of each winner of the competition, in order (with one homophone and one missing entry):

Your (Uruguay 1930) ball is not it (Italy 1934)
It (Italy 1938) is not yours (Uruguay 1950)
We (West Germany 1954) love bras (Brazil 1958)
Bras (Brazil 1962) are nothing (England 1966 - alternatively, are nothing spans two words with 'en')
Bras (Brazil 1970) define who we (West Germany 1974)
Are (Argentina 1978) and shows it (Italy 1982)
Are (Argentina 1986) not who we (West Germany 1990)
Bras (Brazil 1994) are not French (France 1998)
It (Italy 2006) can be used on spas (Spain 2010)
Gems (Germany 2014), but not French (France 2018)

Only Brazil in 2002 is missing from this list. This also explains the relevance of 'ball' in the title.

  • $\begingroup$ Nice. Was that to easy? $\endgroup$
    – Enigma
    Jun 13, 2021 at 7:11
  • $\begingroup$ I just happen to be a huge fan of the sport :) To someone like me it was almost an instant spot (largely thanks to the repetition of 'Bras' throughout - if you watch it on TV you see a 3-letter abbreviation for that country up by the score!) but it had other views before I got to it, so presumably to others it was more of a headscratcher :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Jun 13, 2021 at 7:13

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