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Four Stars

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 There’s four stars on their Shirt now.
There’s four stars on their chest.
They’ve brought the Trophy back to Rome,
They’ve proved they are the best.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 They saw off Ghana and the Czechs,
They drew against The States.
And having come through that First Stage,
They pressed ahead in haste.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 The Socceroos put up a fight,
But could not block their path.
Francesco Totti’s aim was true,
And onward they advanced.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Ukraine had three stuck past ‘em.
They dealt Deutschland two blows.
Then on a sultry Berlin night,
They faced their final Foe.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 They scored five Spot-Kicks out of five,
As cool as any German.
While one poor Frenchman fluffed his try,
And left a Nation squirming.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Some say Zidane was set up.
Some claim the match was rigged.
But they’re the newly-crowned World Champs,
So they don’t give two figs.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Look out, Brazil, they’re closing in,
They’re breathing down your neck.
‘Cos you’ve got five stars on your Shirt,
But they’ve got just one less!

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 14/7/06
Denys E. W. Jones

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Notes

From now on the Azzurri will have four stars on their Shirt to symbolise the four times Italy has won the World Cup – in 1934, ’38, ’82 and 2006. Only Brazil has done better.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/four-stars/