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Soccer against the enemy : how the world's most popular sport starts and stops wars, fuels revolutions, and keeps dictators in power

Author: Simon Kuper
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Nation Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Soccer is much more than just the most popular game in the world. It is a matter of life and death for millions around the world, an international lingua franca.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kuper, Simon.
Soccer against the enemy.
New York, N.Y. : Nation Books, ©2006
(DLC) 2006282136
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Kuper
ISBN: 9780786736355 0786736356 9780465021611 0465021611
OCLC Number: 647920173
Awards: William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 302 pages)
Contents: Chasing soccer around the world --
Soccer is war --
The soccer dissident --
The Baltics want to be in America --
The secret police chief --
Rulers of Ukraine --
Lone skinhead saves nation --
Gazza, Europe, and the fall of Margaret Thatcher --
A day with Helenio Herrera --
FC Barcelona and the Scottish question --
Dutch and English: why Bobby Robson failed in Holland --
Africa (in belief) --
Roger Milla and President Biya --
Mandela at Helderfontein --
Short, dark, Americans --
Argentina, Campeon! --
Pelé the Malandro --
Celtic and Rangers, or Rangers and Celtic --
From Boston to Bangladesh: at the 1994 World Cup --
The President and the bad blue boys --
Global game, global Jihad --
Postscript: Where are they now?
Responsibility: Simon Kuper.
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