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Futebol : the Brazilian way of life

Author: Alex Bellos
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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This title shows how Brazil changed football and how football shaped Brazil. The author tells the stories behind the great players, teams, and matches, and the startling range of football spinoffs, such as Ecoball, played in the rainforest and the truly alarming Footbull (yes with bulls).
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Bellos
ISBN: 1582342504 9781582342504 1582342873 9781582342870 074755403X 9780747554035 9780747561798 0747561796
OCLC Number: 49897924
Notes: Originally published in London, 2002.
Description: 407 pages, [24] pages of color plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Match At The End Of The World --
2. Heroic Feet --
3. The Fateful Final --
4. Tribal Gatherings --
5. The Angel With Bent Legs --
6. Carnival With A Twist --
7. My Little Tony --
8. Cars, Girls And Keeping It Up --
9. Frogs And Miracles --
10. The Unconfoundable Goal --
11. Naked Futebol --
12. A Game Of Two Hemispheres --
13. Tortise In A Top Hat --
14. We Lost Because We Didn't Win --
15. Socratic Dialogue --
Appendices --
Acknowledgements --
Picture Credits
Responsibility: Alex Bellos.
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The Brazilian football team is one of the modern wonders of the world. At its best it exudes a skill, flamboyance and romantic pull like nothing else on earth. Football is how the world sees Brazil  Read more...

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