BBC Sport - Football Remembers: Players read Christmas truce poem

Footballers read Xmas truce poem

Famous footballing figures read Ian Macmillan's poem 'The Game: Christmas Day 1914' to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Christmas truce football match.

Vincent Kompany, Charlie Austin and Morgan Schneiderlin, as well as a host of other faces from the game, read stanzas from the poem, which captures the moment during the First World War when soldiers from both sides walked out into no-man's land on Christmas Day 1914 to play a football match.

The video is part of Football Remembers, a series of events by the Premier League, The Football Association, the Football League and the British Council to commemorate the First World War.

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