Poems tagged ‘Portugal’

Belgium Proceed ~ Day 15 Euro 2020 haiku

Belgium proceed

Thorgan Hazard with a peach

dethrones Portugal

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France/Portugal/Germany’s Day 13 ~ Euro 2020 haiku

Christiano’s pens

stretches France to breaking point

on a bonkers night


Hungary so close

Germany survive a scare

to face Southgate’s boys

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Day 9 Euro 2020 haiku

stubborn Magyar pride

driven by their baying fans

make this France look weak




Germany are back

in this feisty group of death

Portugal are squashed




stuttering along

Spain denied and held again

by resurgent Poles





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News Just in…

Word on the street, in downtown Munich, via twitter…
Has Ron taking his Portuguese team manager to task…
“Do me a favour boss, are you bleating having a laugh?
If you think I’ll turn my back on Toni (Jaws) Rudiger?
Then I have to insist, he sports an Hannibal Lecter mask”.

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Portugal & France’s Day 5. Euro 2020 haiku

who can stop the French?

Pogba driving Les Bleus on

in the tightest fight


Christiano’s back

silencing this wall of sound

Hungary implode

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The Real Thing.

One hundred and six, not out
At a Ronaldo party in full swing
Proving to fans beyond all doubt…
He’s the real thing.

Perhaps a bit of good advice Ron?
For a wanna be iconic son or daughter?
“Eat, sleep and live well, you won’t go wrong
Oh, and to fizz the sponsors off…drink water”.

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France Uruguay+Farewell Messi Ronaldo -Day 16

rivalries aside
for Ronaldo and Messi
time to say farewell


France 4-3 Argentina

in this Russian heat
two proud nations lock their horns
France emerge and stay

this new prodigy
Mbape with youthful touch
tears Argie apart

fluent style and pace
dancing on our global stage
Allez on Les Bleus


Uruguay 2-1 Portugal

like an eagle swoops
Cavani the pouncer here
with such stunning goals

Ronaldo forlorn
Portugal again fall short
Uruguay stand tall

chances come and go
Sky Blues here remind us all
grab them while you can

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On Day Sixteen

France v Argentina

Mbappe sur une Kyllian spree
Inspires Les Bleus pour gagner 4-3
(Thought I’d chance me arm, at a bit of the old Francais)
T’was a tres magnifique sight to watch
Till I screamed selfishly, “Oi Deschamps”, at me goggle box…
“Don’t sub him (Mbappe) yet, leave him out there, let him play”.

Argentina head for the plane
With a case of what might have been…yet again
For a clearly – I don’t fancy this – Lionel Messi
While their former talisman in the stand
Cigar in God-like podgy hand
Tells all who’ll listen…”Please Don’t Cry For Me”.
Uruguay v Portugal.

T’was a case of the old one two
For Uruguay, in this no prisoners taken duel,
Against a Portugal side being carried by a name
Once the threat of Ron was snuffed
By Godin – a canny defensive pain in the butt –
Uruguay won as a team, albeit one on another plane.

Their strong team ethic clearly works
I mean…two centre forwards getting stuck in where it hurts?
In order to win the ball back if it’s lost?
Plus their beautifully crafted deuce of goals last night
(Well worthy of another look again in the day light)
Moves me to say of them, “U R The Guys (sic)…the rest must try to stop”!

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World Cup day 16

Boy wonder Mbappe sends Argentina home
France 4-3 Argentina

With the magician it’s so simple
You look up, locate his place
Don’t go on a mazy dribble
You play it to Messi in space

Griezmann with a penalty
Rojo with a clumsy foul
Angel lashes home a stunner
Behold Maradona’s howl

Messi shoots on goal
Deflection by Mercado
There’s unrest in Les Bleus ranks
What’s Didier Deschamps’ throw?

With the focus on Messi
Pavard’s missile allez, allez!
Mbappe the first teen to score
In a World Cup since Pele

Aguero with a late consolation
El Jefe Mascherano retires snappy
Mbappe the boy wonder
Will live long in memory

La Celeste concede but go through
Uruguay 2-1 Portugal

Uruguay hadn’t been breached
For six full games in a row
Not that huge a surprise
Their stoppers are from Atletico

One nil to La Celeste
Smacking off Cavani’s face
Pepe is free to head home
Edinson curls a beauty with pace

El Matador retires hurt
Quaresma joins the front crew
Godin and Gimenez close shop
Oscar Tabarez’s men go through

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© emdad rahman

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VARcical – Spain & Portugal Through -WC Day 12

Uruguay 3-0 Russia

ten man Russia fall
to Suarez and Cavani
in their spaceship home


Saudi Arabia 2-1 Egypt

even with Salah
Pharoahs bow to Saudis late
as both bid farewell


Iran 1-1 Portugal

stealing headlines still
VAR lets Christiano off
as Iran stand tall

Spain 2-2 Morocco

VAR decides once more
Aspas late goal grabs a draw
to see Spain end top

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