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For the football poet in search of rhyme
EURO 2020 is a prime time.
There are at least two Dutchmen called de Jong,
three Spanish Silvas and the list is long
of Danes whose surnames end –son, I count nine;
while Swedish –sen could be their starting line
up. There are nine Poles with names ending –ski,
and fourteen North Macedonian –skis.
Some are tricky. Would you know what to do
with Turkish names that end –oğlu?
Whilst others will be as easy as pie
like Italians who finish with an – i
or those Austrians who end –ger or –er,
as long as you can fit in a Baumgartlinger.
Croatia come top with –ićs like Modrić
plus fifteen more who could be on the pitch.
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