Poems tagged ‘Panama’

Three One Nils & a One Two Haiku- WC Day 15

Three One Nils & a One Two Haiku

three goals in three games
one nil one nil and one nil…
and then a one two !

Senegal 0-1 Columbia

this is what I love
two great continents who bring
rhythm and passion

oh what fans they have
like some Womad festival
colour dance and song

so what should we fear?
will Rodriguez recover?
Cuadrado looks hot

Japan 0-1 Poland

once again they win
teams already going home
Samurai won’t mind

into the sixteen
just like England and Belg’yum
syllables but just

Poland wake at last
Lewandowski’s thoughts will turn
to his future team

England 0-1 Belgium

in this evening light
we played out a tame affair
with a second team

though our fate is sealed
Rashford-Loftus Cheek aside
what did we learn here ?

when the chips are down
can one really plot a route?
only time will tell

Panama 1-2 Tunisia

with nothing to lose
both sides give their fans a lift
and a fond farewell

love the enegy
that both sides bring and display…
sad to see them go

how dull would it be
without sides like Panama
and Tunisia?

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World Cup day 15

Day 15

Fair Play sends Senegal home
Senegal 0-1 Colombia

The second most populous nation
In South America
They came from close and far
Together in a World Cup bazaar

When Yerry Mina rises
It sends alarm bells ringing
When the towering stopper rises
The Tricolour are singing

Poland’s surprise win
Makes Los Cafeteros’ day
The Lions Of Teranga terminated
Heartbreak with the Fair Play

Walking football Japan proceed
Japan 0-1 Poland

Jan Bednarek struck
In a game that was abysmal
But coach Akira Nishino
Was grinning at the whistle

Despite losing to Poland
Japan are glad
Nippon go through
Scraping through in Volgograd

The end of this game
Was somewhat a car crash
Both teams walking it
Incurring a fans backlash

Januzaj stunner sends Belgique top
England 0-1 Belgium

Southgate rang the changes
Eight new faces enter the ground
No matter what happens tonight
Both teams are in the next round

All outfield players have featured
In terms of match play
We need to go beyond this loss
Look ahead to Tuesday

Belgium with a few close ones
Some say we were poor
Januzaj with a stunner
Come on England is our roar

Khazri shines as Tunisia bow out
Panama 1-2 Tunisia

A second-half strike
From Sunderland’s Khazri
Sends the Tunisians home
With a World Cup victory

Rodriguez’s shot deflected
Off Yassine Meriah
Ben Youssef equals
Thanks Khazri the Tunisian Tsar

Khazri is the heartbeat
Of this energetic side
He meets Haddadi’s cross
2,500th goal in his stride

28 06 18

© emdad rahman

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Kane haiku

Kane proves he’s able,
Not the brother of Abel;
But still merciless

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On England Japan Senegal & Colombia haiku-WC Day 11

England 6-1 Panama

as we fire in six
time to dream or say that it’s….
…only Panama?


Japan 2-2 Senegal

clean and playing fair
Samurai leave ev’ry ground
looking spick and span


Poland 0-3 Colombia

Colombia shine
with Falcao and Cuadrado…
Poland’s time is up

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On the Eleventh Day…

Knock Panama into a cocked hat,
I raise my cap to Gareth and the chaps.
Los Cafeteros
Go to The Poles
It’s a landslide.
With the reliable Honda driving them on
Step up a gear to earn a draw with Senegal.

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World Cup day 11

Kane hat trick breaks records
England 6-1 Panama

Despite the searing heat
It’s a Sunday English rout
Stones heads & Kane from the spot
Panama are on the way out

Stones again from a training set piece
After Lingard’s curler sublime
Kane hammers a second from the spot
Spurs Hat trick and Southgate calls time

Felipe Baloy made history
The Canal Men with a grateful huddle
Panama’s first World Cup goal
All they really wanted was a cuddle

Warriors share the spoils
Japan 2-2 Senegal

Both Japan and Senegal
Control their own fate
The Taranga Lions pegged
When Nihon left it late

Senegal use brawn and beauty
To feed Sadio Mane
Takashi Inui’s slick shot
Outshone by Moussa Wague

But Japan have their oldest squad
The wily Honda joins the attack
With wisdom and knowledge
He drags his team back

Sorry Poland pack their bags
Poland 0-3 Colombia

When the Colombians clicked
Poland were dreadfully below par
With some of the best football
Of the tournament so far

In came the short cross
James on it from the get go
Yerry Mina from close range
Falcao buries one low

Lewandowski starved of service
How he need a Quintero
Poland crash out in Kazan
With a third from Cuadrado

24 06 18

© emdad rahman

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Sweden Belgium England Win haiku~WC Day 5

Sweden 1-0 South Korea

South Korea raise
more questions for V A R
on that Sweden pen


Belgium 3-0 Panama

Belgium at a stroll
like the sculptors they’ve become
carve new boys apart


Tunisia 1-2 England

patience brings reward
England snatch a last gasp win
Kane you believe it?

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World Cup day 5

Swedes start life without Zlatan
Sweden 1-0 South Korea

Ibrahimovic had said earlier
“The World Cup without me,
is not worth watching”
To some that’s a desperate plea

But the Blågult kept their nerve
With Son’s pace on the counter spin
It’s been a long sixty years
Since an opening day win

With no Zlatan in charge
Granqvist with the penalty
It’s now about Toivonen and Berg
Teamwork and unity

Belgique rule the roost
Belgium 3-0 Panama

Belgium stroll literally
Not to mention metaphorically
Mertens with a superb volley
To liven things up in Sochi

They took a while to get going
But Lukaku headed number two
De Bruyne supplies the magic
As his Red Devil’s plot to go through

Too strong for the newbies
Hard feeding the drip
Martinez tops Group Three
Lukaku with a deft chip

Captain Kane to the rescue
Tunisia 1-1 England

It was a dream start for England
First blood from Captain Kane
Kyle Walker turned street brawler
Sassi exacting penalty pain

We saw an attack of the midges
Attacking without rhyme or reason
Gifts from the Volga River
After all it is breeding season

You can’t keep a class striker down
Three Lions with miss after miss
Harry Kane seals it at the death
Volgograd to see the back of this

18 06 18

© emdad rahman

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May Contain Hope ~ World Cup 2014 Remix

it’s hard work watching England
like watching fresh paint dry
the old guard have departed
we’re giving kids a try
we lower expectations
the flags are far and few
we should at least be grateful
we made the thirty two

we never thought we’d see the day
when this World Cup would be
without the likes of Holland
Chile ….Italy
the test will be the big boys
but hey it’s here at last
forget our hate of FIFA
for now it’s in the past

Up first we face Tunisia
and then it’s Panama
before the might of Belgium
at least we’ll get that far
we dare not look who we might face
if we should make it through
remember Wales and Iceland
whatever else you do ?

Wembley wasn’t crumbled
and built in just a day
we’re still a ‘work in progress’
there’s little more to say
our friendlies and prelimin’ries
they cloud the way we feel
we’re on another rocky road
a giant hamster wheel

the Vardys and the Sterlings
they flatter to deceive
we look to Kane and Rashford
to help us all believe
the cost of going won’t put off
our dreadful droning band
and still our fans will be there
to be the extra man

our manager has fresh ideas
and though he seems to cope
same old weasrning on the tin.
may contain hope !

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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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