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The World Is a Ball: The Joy, Madness, and Meaning of Soccer

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For the last ten years, the celebrated Irish-Canadian cultural critic John Doyle has been traveling the globe to observe World Cup and other soccer matches played at the highest level. The result is The World Is a Ball, a picturesque narrative full of wit and insight, concluding with the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. In dispatches from Italy to Ireland, from Buenos Aires to Bratislava, Doyle explains the evolution of soccer as a global phenomenon and explores how national character is revealed in the way teams play - and how their fans celebrate. Weaving together scintillating travelogue and match reporting with a social history of the game, The World Is a Ball takes its place as an instant classic for lovers of literary soccer narratives.

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ISBN: 9781605291468
Publisher: Rodale Books
Language: English
Page Count: 329
Size: 8.47" l x 5.52" w x 0.99"
Series: N/A

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Sports & Recreation General