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WC2018 Day -1 haiku

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 history haiku

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 58 Sweden

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Pelé boy wonder
Garrincha wing wizard
routing Swedish hosts

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 62 Chile

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Vava, Garrincha
Earthquake stricken yet on time
Chile such cool hosts

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 66 England

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 hat-trick hero Hurst
Ramsey’s wingless wonders
home advantage

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 70 Mexico

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Seleção success
team goal of the century
Pelé to the fore

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 74 Germany

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Cryuff turn, Dutch courage
Brave Jack Taylor first min pen
Mueller claws it back

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 78 Argentina

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 Kempes, Ardiles
ticker tape entrances
Junta advantage

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 82 Spain

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 Rossi on rampage
Tardelli’s frenzied pash dash
Italy hat-trick

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 86 Mexico

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 Hand of God
Mexican wave unveiling
Maradona foremost

18 Leave a comment on verse 18 0 90 Italy

19 Leave a comment on verse 19 0 Gazza’s tears breaks hearts
Placido’s vocals in tune
Brehme pen success

20 Leave a comment on verse 20 0 94 USA

21 Leave a comment on verse 21 0 penalty shoot-out
Baggio blasts sky high – lands
in Hudson River

22 Leave a comment on verse 22 0 98 France

23 Leave a comment on verse 23 0 Ronaldo riddle
Starting or not? Lost the plot?
Zidane headed pair

24 Leave a comment on verse 24 0 2002 Japan & South Korea

25 Leave a comment on verse 25 0 Hosts so humble
Ronaldo redemption rules
Asiatic first

26 Leave a comment on verse 26 0 2006 Germany

27 Leave a comment on verse 27 0 Rooney red, Ron wink
Zidane floors Materazzi
bows out as loser

28 Leave a comment on verse 28 0 2010 South Africa

29 Leave a comment on verse 29 0 Sokker Africa
Vuvuzelas and sunshine
Iniesta smile

30 Leave a comment on verse 30 0 2014 Brazil

31 Leave a comment on verse 31 1 Germans score seven
vanishing foam used by refs
hosts wish they could

32 Leave a comment on verse 32 0 2018 Russia

33 Leave a comment on verse 33 0 open tournament
prediction: poised Germany
England: no-hopers

34 Leave a comment on verse 34 0 ~ # ~

35 Leave a comment on verse 35 0 #WC2018 generic Haiku

36 Leave a comment on verse 36 0 bright sun radiates
shorts slip on so easily
World Cup fever starts!

37 Leave a comment on verse 37 0 wise words on the web
artist alights on the pitch
ball enters the net

38 Leave a comment on verse 38 0 sun, moon, stars, align
superstars create and shine
stage set for goalfest

39 Leave a comment on verse 39 0 keeper shouts “away!”
ten discordant reactions
frenemies within

40 Leave a comment on verse 40 0 everybody
wants to believe it is in
GLT says no

41 Leave a comment on verse 41 0 screaming, arms aloft
conviction guaranteed
VAR says no

42 Leave a comment on verse 42 0 no-one on the post
quick corner creates havoc
could’ve should’ve

43 Leave a comment on verse 43 0 strolls around the park
photogenic and spreads play
darling of the paps

44 Leave a comment on verse 44 0 bench-warmer
enters the fray and scores
game changer

45 Leave a comment on verse 45 0 shirts, shorts and socks
couturiers run amok
colour by design

46 Leave a comment on verse 46 0 formation planning
blanket defence to smother
park the bus

47 Leave a comment on verse 47 0 hopes on young shoulders
unburdened by past failures
swivel, shoot, score

48 Leave a comment on verse 48 0 proud moments
representing your country
kit included

49 Leave a comment on verse 49 0 holding hands
sponsored match mascots
jail otherwise

50 Leave a comment on verse 50 0 prettiness required
catwalk stars must shine so bright
Mondial make-up

51 Leave a comment on verse 51 0 Lamps: over the line
Diego’s dirty digits
both: truisms

52 Leave a comment on verse 52 0 run up to World Cup
undefeated in friendlies
hope springs eternal

53 Leave a comment on verse 53 0 football at its best
Nation unto Nation joust
every four years

54 Leave a comment on verse 54 0 colour, passion, skill
endeavour, tacticians, rules
fifty shades of play

55 Leave a comment on verse 55 0 Form. Storm. Norm. Perform.
Goal: non-elimination
Setting high standards

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Notes

It was suggested I split out my haiku into a separate entry from my Day -1 diatribe.

otherwise i do intend to stick to the one post per day rule!5

Editor Note…apologies for secret haiku police patrol..thank you CT

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc2018-day-1-haiku/