Poems tagged ‘Argentina’

WC2018 Day -1 haiku

history haiku

58 Sweden

Pelé boy wonder
Garrincha wing wizard
routing Swedish hosts

62 Chile

Vava, Garrincha
Earthquake stricken yet on time
Chile such cool hosts

66 England

hat-trick hero Hurst
Ramsey’s wingless wonders
home advantage

70 Mexico

Seleção success
team goal of the century
Pelé to the fore

74 Germany

Cryuff turn, Dutch courage
Brave Jack Taylor first min pen
Mueller claws it back

78 Argentina

Kempes, Ardiles
ticker tape entrances
Junta advantage

82 Spain

Rossi on rampage
Tardelli’s frenzied pash dash
Italy hat-trick

86 Mexico

Hand of God
Mexican wave unveiling
Maradona foremost

90 Italy

Gazza’s tears breaks hearts
Placido’s vocals in tune
Brehme pen success

94 USA

penalty shoot-out
Baggio blasts sky high – lands
in Hudson River

98 France

Ronaldo riddle
Starting or not? Lost the plot?
Zidane headed pair

2002 Japan & South Korea

Hosts so humble
Ronaldo redemption rules
Asiatic first

2006 Germany

Rooney red, Ron wink
Zidane floors Materazzi
bows out as loser

2010 South Africa

Sokker Africa
Vuvuzelas and sunshine
Iniesta smile

2014 Brazil

Germans score seven
vanishing foam used by refs
hosts wish they could

2018 Russia

open tournament
prediction: poised Germany
England: no-hopers

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#WC2018 generic Haiku

bright sun radiates
shorts slip on so easily
World Cup fever starts!

wise words on the web
artist alights on the pitch
ball enters the net

sun, moon, stars, align
superstars create and shine
stage set for goalfest

keeper shouts “away!”
ten discordant reactions
frenemies within

wants to believe it is in
GLT says no

screaming, arms aloft
conviction guaranteed
VAR says no

no-one on the post
quick corner creates havoc
could’ve should’ve

strolls around the park
photogenic and spreads play
darling of the paps

enters the fray and scores
game changer

shirts, shorts and socks
couturiers run amok
colour by design

formation planning
blanket defence to smother
park the bus

hopes on young shoulders
unburdened by past failures
swivel, shoot, score

proud moments
representing your country
kit included

holding hands
sponsored match mascots
jail otherwise

prettiness required
catwalk stars must shine so bright
Mondial make-up

Lamps: over the line
Diego’s dirty digits
both: truisms

run up to World Cup
undefeated in friendlies
hope springs eternal

football at its best
Nation unto Nation joust
every four years

colour, passion, skill
endeavour, tacticians, rules
fifty shades of play

Form. Storm. Norm. Perform.
Goal: non-elimination
Setting high standards

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World Cup Russia 32 Team haiku

on Argentina haiku
big contenders these
Messi leads the white and blue
will it be this time ?

on Australia
Cahill’s waltzing squad
return from the land of Oz
while Matildas dream

on Belgium haiku
bursting with young skill
Eden’s pace and Lukaku
spear these Red Devils

on Brazil haiku
Neymar to Jesus
rhythmic touch to samba beat
will their swagger rule?

on Colombia haiku
dark horses always
Rodriguez the star upfront
could they go the course?

on Costa Rica haiku
with Ruiz’s pace
Los Ticos can cause a stir
when that magic flows

on Croatia haiku
always one to fear
Modric now the playmaker
for Mandzukic’s pace

on Denmark haiku
nice pastries aside
Eriksen the vital spark
to Danes dynamite

on Egypt haiku
will Salah be fit
Pharoahs focus on defence
as a country waits

on England haiku
emphasis on youth
still the Sterlings and Rashfords
need to find their best

on France haiku
over-crammed with stars
will they drop like croissant crumbs
falling to their knees?

on Germany haiku
Ozil at the heart
always first to raise the bar
and to lay their towels

on Iceland haiku
smallest nation here
Sigurdsson the main class act
teamwork heart and beards

on Iran haiku
Queiroz at the helm
Team Melli arrive in hope
Azmoun leads the line

on Japan haiku
here on Russian soil
Kagawa and Honda’s skill
power these guys on

on Korea Republic haiku
southern winds still blow
with their new belief and pace
Cha Bum-kun the star

on Mexico haiku
Los Aztecan strength
Hernandez the constant threat
will they shine or fall?

on Morocco haiku
nothing here to lose
Atlas Lions know no fear
passion at their core

on Nigeria haiku
to their Afro beat
Moses powers Eagles on
Mikel still the spine

on Panama haiku
debut boys this time
Roman Torres fires a squad
happy to be here

on Peru haiku
like their altitude
Los Incan hopes soar and rest
on Farfan upfront

on Poland haiku
Polish Eagles dream
Lewandowski heads the pack
always posing threats

on Portugal haiku
lighting ev’ry match
like some whirlwind fanning flame
’til Ronaldo strikes

on Russia haiku
struck by injuries
Smolov now the only threat
even on home turf

on Saudi Arabia haiku
swarming round like Bees
sailing in uncharted seas
but can they win games?

on Senegal haiku
talent out in force
Koulibsaly and Mane
shine among the pearls

on Serbia haiku
Eagles hopes will pin
on Matic and Mitrovic
in this tricky side

on Spain haiku
there or thereabouts
Iniesta and Costa
make this time-bomb tick

on Sweden haiku
no Ibra this time
short on names but spirited
always in the mix

on Switzerland haiku
just like chocolate
with Shaqiri’s box of tricks
always tempting fate

on Tunisia haiku
capable of shocks
always drumming up a storm
England should beware

on Uruguay haiku
ever dangerous
Suarez and Cavani shine
never rule them out


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