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La leva calcistica della classe '68 (English translation)

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The Football Lever of the Class of '68

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Sun on the roof of the buildings under construction,
sun beating on the football field
and ground dust that the wind blows and then maybe it rains.
Nino walks like a man,
with hard rubber shoes
12 years old and a heart full of fear.
But Nino don't be afraid to miss a penalty kick,
It is not by these details that a player is judged
you see a player by their courage, altruism, and imagination.
And who knows how many you have seen and how many sad
players you will see who have never won
and they hung their shoes on some kind of wall
and now they laugh inside a bar,
and they have been in love for ten years
with a woman they have never loved.
Who knows how many you have seen, who knows how many you will see.
Nino understood from the first moment,
the coach looked pleased
and so then he put his heart inside the shoes
and he ran faster than the wind.
He took a ball that looked bewitched,
it stayed glued next to his foot,
he walked into the penalty area, shot without looking
and the goalkeeper let it through.
But Nino don't be afraid to miss a penalty kick,
It is not by these details that a player is judged
you see a player by their courage, altruism, and imagination.
The boy will do, even if his shoulders are narrow,
this next year he will play with the #7 jersey.
 
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