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Soccer Poems | Examples of Soccer Poetry

Soccer Poems. Below are examples of poems about soccer. This list of soccer poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Easily the world's most popular sport, soccer is known as "football" everywhere except in the United States and is played by some of the world's best and most-gifted athletes. The FIFA World Cup is the most-watched sporting event in the world. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of soccer poetry. This list of works about soccer is an excellent resource for examples on how to write soccer poems.

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List of Soccer Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Football Manager Nick Trim Rhyme computer, football, soccer,
Premium Member Poem WORLD CUP CLERIHEWS Brian Strand Clerihew football, people, soccer, sports,
Premium Member Poem World Cup 2018 Heidi Sands Rhyme celebration, fun, soccer,
Premium Member Poem France took the Crown Joseph May Rhyme soccer, sports,
Premium Member Poem From First Ball to World Cup Gregory R Barden Free verse childhood, football, soccer, sports,
Premium Member Poem 2018 FIFA World Cup -France vs Croatia FINAL Mark Toney Tanka soccer, beautiful, football, french, international,
Premium Member Poem I Kick That Ball Marc Acrich Prose soccer,
Premium Member Poem 2018 FIFA World Cup -Belgium vs England Third-Place Match Mark Toney Tanka soccer, england, football, international, joy,
Summer Gods Classical Panther Free verse dedication, fun, soccer, sports,
Premium Member Poem Boy, 1978 James Fraser Rhyme soccer, beauty, class, my children,

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2018 FIFA World Cup Croatia vs England Semi-Final
by Mark Toney
Heartbreak for England
Three Lions fight to the end-
Belgium play-off next.
Cinderella Croatia
Blazers' first World Cup Final...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: soccer, cinderella, england, football, international,

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2018 FiFA World Cup France vs Belgium Semi-Final
by Mark Toney
Umtiti's header
Les Bleus to World Cup Final...
France on a hot streak
Bastion of confidence
Second trophy in their sights...

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Tanka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: soccer, football, french, international, joy,

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2018 FIFA World Cup - Quarter Finals Senryu Series
by Mark Toney
Uruguay 0 - France 2
Uruguay bad day
Les Bleus take total control-
France-Belgium showdown

Brazil 1 - Belgium 2
Brazil's own-goal gaffe
brilliant Belgium bests Brazil...
Belgium comes of age

Sweden 0...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: soccer, emotions, england, football, international,

I AM ENGLAND
by Nick Trim
I am England til I die because England is I.
I am England in my heart, I am England in my eyes,
I am England in my...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: england, patriotic, pride, soccer,

England won a penalty Shootout
by Alex Duffy
Many years of dreaming and searching
Will this be the year we finally stop hurting? 
I can't believe these words are coming from my mouth 
I...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: football, fun, funny, soccer,

FIFA Forever Corrupt
by Nick Trim
FIFA was run by crooks and became the mafia.
They selected the world cup hosts of Qatar and Russia,
but who was corrupt the most, maybe it...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: football, soccer,

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Phoenix, Risen
by Edward Ibeh
Down two to zero
Belgium rose like a Phoenix
Flying out of the ashes
Of defeat. They came
They equalized, they triumphed
Over Japan. They play on...

Japan bids adieu
Who saw...

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Choka | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: soccer, sports,

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I Doubt If I Will Be Needed To Coach
by Caren Krutsinger
I raised my hand and said I would be a volunteer assistant coach of a girls’ football league in the 80’s.
The night before our first...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: soccer, sports,

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2018 FIFA World Cup - Mexico vs Sweden
by Mark Toney
Mexico implodes
gracias South Korea-
both in knockout stage






Copyright © 2018 by Mark Toney. All rights reserved.
Published 2018 in "2018 World Cup Senryu" via wattpad.com...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: soccer, emotions, football, international, joy,

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2018 FIFA World Cup - South Korea vs Germany
by Mark Toney
Germany crashes
SK's clean sheet not enough. . .
both teams headed home






Copyright © 2018 by Mark Toney. All rights reserved.
Published 2018 in "2018 World Cup Senryu"...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: soccer, emotions, football, international, joy,

Eyes of the Punter - 2018 World Cup Contest -
by Michael Robinson

Eyes of the Punter
~ Not worth the gamble ~

Spinning kick ricochets from the upright post
Players jump from the noise as if they had seen a...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, football, games, soccer,

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2018 FIFA World Cup - Uruguay vs Russia
by Mark Toney
romp over Russia
Uruguay group A top spot. . .
both in knockout stage






Copyright © 2018 by Mark Toney. All rights reserved.
Published 2018 in "2018 World Cup...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: soccer, emotions, football, international, joy,

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2018 FIFA World Cup - England vs Panama
by Mark Toney
Kane's stunning hat-trick
England thrashes Panama. . .
on to knockout stage






Copyright © 2018 by Mark Toney. All rights reserved.
Published 2018 in "2018 World Cup Senryu" via...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: soccer, england, football, international, joy,

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2018 FIFA World Cup - Germany vs Sweden
by Mark Toney
Sweden bends and breaks
Germany with one man down-
Germany! Kroos! Goal!






Copyright © 2018 by Mark Toney. All rights reserved.
Published 2018 in "2018 World Cup Senryu" via...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: soccer, emotions, football, international, joy,

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2018 FIFA World Cup - Brazil vs Costa Rica
by Mark Toney
two stoppage-time goals
the good the bad the Neymar-
Los Ticos homebound






Copyright © 2018 by Mark Toney. All rights reserved.
Published 2018 in "2018 World Cup Senryu" via...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: soccer, emotions, football, international, joy,

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2018 FIFA World Cup - Serbia vs Switzerland
by Mark Toney
Serbia yellow cards
Shaqiri strikes victory...
Swiss come from behind






Copyright © 2018 by Mark Toney. All rights reserved.
Published 2018 in "2018 World Cup Senryu" via wattpad.com...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: soccer, emotions, football, international, joy,

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2018 FIFA World Cup - Nigeria vs Iceland
by Mark Toney
Musa's nose for goal
Super Eagles soaring high-
Iceland is melting






Copyright © 2018 by Mark Toney. All rights reserved.
Published 2018 in "2018 World Cup Senryu" via wattpad.com...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: soccer, emotions, football, international, joy,

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2018 FIFA World Cup - Iran vs Spain
by Mark Toney
Iran's offside goal
Costa's wicked ricochet-
hushed vuvuzelas






Copyright © 2018 by Mark Toney. All rights reserved.
Published 2018 in "2018 World Cup Senryu" via wattpad.com...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: emotions, football, international, soccer,

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2018 FIFA World Cup -Tunisia vs England
by Mark Toney
Sassi draws even
captain Kane's last-minute brace-
Three Lions sneak past






Copyright © 2018 by Mark Toney. All rights reserved.
Published 2018 in "2018 World Cup Senryu" via wattpad.com...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: soccer, emotions, england, football, international,

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2018 WORLD CUP
by Line Gauthier


The fans are wild and crazy -
It’s the name of the game…
The game that’s most watched on the planet!
No, not American football -

Why it’s the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: fun, games, soccer, sports,