Tomorrow I will participate in the first football match! It will be on Portuguese soil, and I am looking forward to it!
The truth is that I enjoy being sent in all directions by skilled footballers, and also I am fond of the goalkeeper's hands when he caresses me and holds me tight. I don't feel like being kicked at all! I can sense the players' joy and dedication, and their enthusiasm is proof that they love playing football using me.
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