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Euro 2008 – Day 16: Spain 0-0 Italy (4-2 pens)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Some say the curse of June 22 was hatched on the banks of Loch Lomond
The curse of a gypsy godmother or an ancient vagabond

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 It seemed destiny would repeat as the Azurri set the stall
The whole world and his terrier all behind the ball

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Nullifying and strangling the Villa Torres threat
Muscling in like loan sharks collecting a bad debt

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 The striking blonde handled with extra care and cosset
Tactics courtesy of technical director Dave Basset

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 With the sun setting the bore match drew to a close
Forboding Spanish mood became dark and morose

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 A dusk duel between Roman Gianluigi and the Matador Iker
Steadying nervous tension some reached for the malt liquor

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Panicky misses from Daniels De Rossi and Guiza
As Matador Casillas called for the victory cigar

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 In the climax a loss of nerves for the unpopular Di Natale
Set it all up for a most fitting finale

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 High pitched wolf whistles proclaimed the arrival of the hearse
The Emirates man stepped forward – “Curse, what curse!”

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Cesc slotted, sending a nation into footballing nirvana
Victoria historica de Espana

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Number 7
© Emdad Rahman

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/euro-2008-day-16-spain-0-0-italy-4-2-pens/