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It Begins (South Africa 1-1 Mexico)

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Into the fray these 32
to be whittled sown to one.
The starting whistle, unheard, blows;
the contest now begun.
Mexico on the attack at one
but South Africa resilient and strong –
even though they could have lost
but for Mokoena’s heroics early on,
and for Tshabalala’s wonder strike,
Khune’s absurd double save
and thank God the ref understood offside.
Glory belongs to the brave.
Is this the If only for our worthy host
or will it prove a vital draw?
We don’t know the outcome yet
but are left longing for more.

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Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/it-begins-south-africa-1-1-mexico/