Have a great day whoever you're supporting!
The match can’t start without me
And though I’m not a star,
Millions will watch my every move
Live, at home and in bars.
I’ll play the full match, not a second’s rest
From kick-off to added time.
I can be knocked long, short, even square
Or made to spin on a dime.
I can be struck, I can be headed,
I can be trapped or be still.
The first touch always tells me
If a player is average or skilled.
I can be bent, I can fly true
I can break hearts in a beat.
I can be the difference between
Glory and ignoble defeat.
I have been leather, I have been laced
I’ve been treasured when signed.
I’ve caused many an argument
About whether I’ve crossed a line.
I’m every shot, I’m every goal
I’m the cause of both joy and tears.
I will be the one who decides
Just where the Cup lives this year.