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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.
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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. Simon Kuper traveled to twenty-two countries to discover the sometimes bizarre effect soccer can have on politics and culture. At the same time he tried to discover what makes different countries play a simple game so differently. Kuper meets a remarkable  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Kuper
ISBN: 1560258780 9781560258780 9781568586335 1568586337
OCLC Number: 66900713
Awards: William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.
Description: xviii, 318 p. ; 21 cm.
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?
Other Titles: Soccer against the enemy :
Responsibility: Simon Kuper.
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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. Simon Kuper traveled to twenty-two countries to discover the sometimes bizarre effect soccer can have on politics and culture. At the same time he tried to discover what makes different countries play a simple game so differently. Kuper meets a remarkable variety of fans along the way, from the East Berliner persecuted by the Stasi for supporting his local team, to the Argentine general with his own views on tactics. He also illuminates the frightening intersection between soccer and politics, particularly in the wake of the attacks of 9-11, where soccer is obsessed over by the likes of Osama bin Laden. The result is one of the world's most acclaimed books on the game, and an astonishing study of soccer and its place in the world.

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