Poems tagged ‘World Cup’

Incredible Les Bleus take football home: France 4-2 Croatia

Twas France who struck gold first
Sucker own goal by Mandzukic
Croatia throw caution to the wind
One one soon by Perisic

Moscow hadn’t had enough yet
It was Perisic who would make
Nestor Pitana’s VAR penalty
Griezmann makes no mistake

Howitzer from Paul Pogba
On the hour it’s Mbappe
Making this teen a final scorer
Ever since a guy called Pele

15 07 18

© emdad rahman

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Awesome Belgique take third

Belgium 2-0 England

Thomas Meunier put Belgium ahead
Sliding in ahead of Danny Rose
With only a mere four minutes in
It seemed the whole team had froze

England had chances to square
Alderweireld clears from Dier
Harry Maguire heads wide
By then the boys had lost their fire

Eden Hazard wraps it up
By then the Reds were spurred
Got the better of Jones to beat Pickford
Well done Belgium on third

14 07 18

© Emdad Rahman

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England are out!

England are out
Semi Final: Croatia 2-1 England

Until Russia eighteen
Its been Charlton and Lineker
With his first ever England goal
We now add Kieran Trippier

Chance after chance
England sloppy on the pitch
Croatia sense blood
One one by Perisic

Croatia up the tempo
There’s still time for a glitch
Three Lions look jaded
Final nail by Mandzukic

11 07 18

© Emdad Rahman

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“Extra! Extra! Read All About It…

A sallow, inflatable prez
May (sic) think he’s some sort of a ledge
During a presidential visit to Trumpton this week
But he don’t come across
Like the sharp bit of M an S cloth, whose simply been boss
In The Soccer, tuned in with the fan on the street”.

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Semi final: France reach third Final

France 1-0 Belgium

It was St Petersburg
Where there would fall one nation
France ending the Belgium run
And the golden generation

Like Deschamps they shut shop
The second half wasn’t vinyl
Samuel Umtiti sends
Les Bleus to another final

Pogba was immense
Today he dealt the grime
Working it for Les Bleus
It’s France for the third time

10 07 18

© Emdad Rahman

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World Cup Dream

I dreamt I won the World Cup,
For the England team.
I didn’t need ten other men,
It was just me, in my dream.

I showed eleven Brazilians
how the game should be played.
I scored three and they scored one,
and history was made.

My name was all over the papers
And all over the TV.
There was a rumour that, Anne Hathaway,
had fallen in Love with Me.

But it ended all too soon you see,
as soon as I woke up,
I found I was in my Bedroom
There wasn’t a World Cup.

But we’re in the Semi Final now,
So It doesn’t bother me.
As Harry Kane, and the other players
Can make this a reality.

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World Cup day 21

England are in the semi finals
Sweden 0-2 England

Gareth Southgate joins the ranks
Of Sir Alf and Sir Bobby
For the first time in 28 years
England are in the semi

Red Henderson controlled the flow
Playing to the English choir
England ahead from a set piece
It’s that man Harry Maguire

A hat trick of saves from Pickford
Trippier and Lingard combined
Delle Alli heads in at the far post
Last four sealed, delivered, signed

Croats break Russian hearts
Russia (3) 2-2 (4) Croatia (AET)

It’s the World Cup that keeps giving
Tis the tale of Mother Russia
When Subasic is caught napping
Cheryshev whips in a blinder

Kramaric squares
Vida tightens the rope
Fernandes the boy from Brazil
Gives Mother Russia hope

Not the greatest ever shootout
Fernandes goes to zero
Who will be the difference?
Modric is the nations hero

07 07 18

© emdad rahman

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World Cup day 20

Les Bleus reach the semis
Uruguay 0-2 France

Not since 2006
Have France made the last four
Oscar Tabarez’s men
Were today shown the door

We contrast the fates of the keepers
After Raphael Varane’s header
Sheer brilliance from Lloris
A howler from Muslera

Edinson Cavani a huge miss
Failing to make the bench
Griezmann let fly, Muslera flapped
It’s a semi for the French

06 07 18

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Brilliant Belgium beat Brazil
Belgium 2-1 Brazil

Never in history
Where the global teams gather
Has a World Cup winning team
Been led by a foreign gaffer

Fernandinho and De Bruyne
Diving Neymar in an aerodrome
Augusto with a consolation
Sorry Brazil go home

There’s still much to do
Kompany reigns the celebration
It’s now time to rise
For this golden generation

06 07 18

© emdad rahman

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Will We Still Be Part Of It All ?

there’s a question that’s burning inside me
and it’s burning inside you I’m sure
we’ve been hoping and longing for years now
and we’ve felt it a few times before
now the pundits are rating our chances
and some say the’re big… some say small
but when I’m behind my old sofa
will we still be part of it all?

but it’s starting to get pretty close now
and it won’t be too long til it’s here
we might as well say throw our concepts away
for in time it will all become clear
but lately I’m thinking how fragile we are
we despair and prepare for a fall
but you and I know that however it goes
we’re still glad to be part of it all

yeah it’s one of those times when you start to believe
and you feel like we just might get through
but it’s one of those times when you scream out loud
about what in the world can we do
cause whatever we do in the quarters
its a chance for the boys to stand tall
there’s a dream in each eye…will we laugh will we cry
will we still be a part of it all?

and I still don’t subscribe to the madness
the money and greed in the game
and Blatter has gone but the smell lingers on
and it will do again and again
but i’ve never been scared to stand up to their lies
though sometimes it’s like a brick wall
so i’m writing this poem wherever it’s going
and I’m glad to be part of it all

they can ruin our game with their power
they can drive all the true fans away
they can make it revolve around branding
exploiting the parents who pay
for their children to advertise products
for prices that shock and apall
it drives us all mad and it make us so sad
at the things that they do to football

but just when you feel they’ve destroyed this old game
a penalty save makes us sing
and something reminds you the power of faith
is a really incredible thing
and yes I’m instilled with emotion
and I’ve watched ev’ry time as we fall
but I was eighteen when we realised our dream
and it’s something I still can recall

and in between parties in Chelsea
or hanging out on the Kings Road
I was with there with a black and white tele
and I felt like my heart would explode
when football came home for the first time
and the sixty six boys stood up tall
when the streets came alive in that hot Summer vibe
how I loved being part of it all

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World Cup day 19

Forsberg sends Switzerland home
Sweden 1-0 Switzerland

Some thought the talisman
Retired in the autumn
Sweden are a team now
No Zlatan, no problem

Forsberg’s shot deflected
Helvetia chuck the towel
Swiss Lang is soon sent off
For a very late foul

Magical run runs
As the Swedes beat the Swiss
For the first time since 1994
It’s World Cup Quarters bliss


Penalteam England are in the last eight
Colombia (3) 1-1 (4) England

When it comes to a spot kick
It’s that man Harry Kane
With seconds left on the clock
Yerry Mina inflicts the pain

We go to extra time
90 minutes and add ons are up
Sweat in gallons and nails are bit
This is the World Cup

Hendo and Bacca fail to net
Pickford, Dier, destiny on a date
We have news for you
England are in the last eight

03 07 18

© emdad rahman

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