Euro 2016 haiku previews: Groups A and B

In a flight of fancy that perhaps would have been more appropriate for the 2002 World Cup, I have decided to preview all 24 teams ahead of Euro 2016 using the brief Japanese form of poetry that is the haiku.

For anyone not aware, a haiku consists of only 17 syllables in total, split into 3 lines of 5-7-5.  Japanese haikus tend to be fairly wise, they are also obviously short.  My haiku previews can at least be said to be short, we will see how wise they are as Euro 2016 progresses.

This blog looks at the teams in groups A and B, the remainder will be posted over the next couple of days.  OK: one, two, haiku… Continue reading