The Beautiful Game

May 20, 2009
By Billy Kobin BRONZE, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Billy Kobin BRONZE, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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Fuβball, football, futbol, soccer
The world’s game
Part of the world’s culture
Every continent follows it
Every country adores it
Every city respects it
Feared by none, played by all
Fields, streets, alleyways
It’s an art where the players are gods
Ronaldo, Gerrard, Aguero, Beckham
Robinho, Henry, Arshavin, Ballack
It doesn’t matter what time of year
Winter, summer, spring, fall
Or time of day
Day or night
The center of political and social life
From Iceland
To Iraq
Stadium chants ring in the players’ ears
Ninety minutes of pulse-pounding action
One shot, one goal, total glory
The managers direct their troops
Sir Alex, Mourinho, Benitez, Wegner
Many trophies to be won:
UEFA champions League, UEFA Cup
World Cup, Euro Cup
Premiership, La Liga, Bundesliga, Scudetto
The legends never leave us
Maradona, Ronaldinho, Beckenbauer
Eusebio, Pelé, Cantona, Schmeical
They will always live on
Just like soccer

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