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Euro 2020 Teams haiku

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with the stars they have
ev’ry time the question comes
why can’t they win games?
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on Belgium:
who knows what they hold ?
like your fav’rite choc’late box
tempting to delight
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on Croatia:
always one to fear
Modric still the playmaker
for Petkovic’s pace
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on Czech Replublic:
solid in defence
working hard with their high press..
but can they score goals?
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on Denmark:
nice pastries aside
Schmeichel governs at the back
Eriksen still sparks
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on England:
time to dream again
with that blind faith we all share..
but can we surprise?
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on Finland:
making history
Nordic pride and sheer belief
in their first time here
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on France:
endless stars on show
like a Paris sky by night
ev’rywhere you glance
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on Germany:
like some prowling cat
do they purr as loud these days?
so hard to predict
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on Hungary:
hit by injuries
Magyars need to settle fast
in their group of death
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on Italy:
on the cusp once more
like some sweeping Roman march
could this be their time?
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on Netherlands:
it’s been quite a while
since their Orange floodlight shone
always hard to call..
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on North Macedonia:
newboys on the block
Balkan fever drives them on
in their first time here
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on Poland:
Polish Eagle dreams
rest upon Lewandowski..
will this be his year?
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on Portugal:
ever one to watch
driven on by pride and hope
and Ronaldo’s touch
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on Russia:
World Cup hosts last time
rebuilding has been the key
to their presence here
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on Scotland:
in their red hot group
Tartan Army’s hopes rest on
Steve Clarke’s cunning guile
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on Slovakia:
at odds with their fans
Falcons need to play with heart
if they’re to progress
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on Spain:
always in the mix
like flamenco without shoes
dancing quietly
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on Sweden:
no Zlatan this time
Lindelof and Larsson shine
in this tricky side
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on Switzerland :
Alpine mysteries
with Embolo’s pace and strength
never count them out
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on Turkey:
fearless as their fans
passioned grit but can they gel
in a daunting group ?
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on Ukraine:
Shevchenko’s dark horse
fans expect progression here
will they meet their hopes?
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on Wales:
not one to dismiss
semi-finalists in France
can they rise again?

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Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/euro-2020-teams-haiku/