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WC 2006 : Day 26

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Germany 0 2 Italy (aet)

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Carry me down
to the waters edge
on the back of Gattuso

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Dip me
in the divinty
declared by del Piero

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Anoint me
in all the holy waters scooped
by the safe hands of Buffon

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Bathe me
in the glinting river
as glorious as Grosso

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Paint me
pretty as a picture
snapped by Materazzi

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Warm me
make my icy heart hotter
with the fiery glow of Zambrotta

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Feed me
with the poetry of beauty
and the wisdom of Pirlo

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Tend me my spirits
infuse me with the passion
as powerful as Perrotta

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Beat me a path
to the golden gateway of heaven
lead there by Cannavaro

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 Then serve me
that molten ice cream
from the van marked Toni

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Notes

What a cracking game, even though nil nil for 90 minutes,
still no score and heading for penalties – which
favoured the Germans –
then Grosso scored in the last minute
with a cracking curling shot into the corner.
Del Piero added a second with the last kick of the game.

Offering up an alternative last verse, as apparently the original one casued offence (none meant)

And yet the Devil
catches me, hacks at my shinbone
the one between Toni

Anybody prefer it?

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/wc-2006-day-26/