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Golazo! : the beautiful game from the Aztecs to the World Cup : the complete history of how soccer shaped Latin America

Author: Andreas Campomar
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Riverhead trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"The definitive book about the national identities, heroes, and dramatic stories from Latin American soccer throughout history-in time for the 2014 World Cup. "Golazo!" means "amazing goal!" And the word perfectly captures the unique, exuberant, all-encompassing, passionate role that soccer plays in Latin America. Andreas Campomar offers readers the definitive history of Latin American soccer from the early, deadly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Campomar, Andreas.
Golazo!
New York : Riverhead Books, [2014]
(OCoLC)878556591
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andreas Campomar
ISBN: 9781594485862 1594485860
OCLC Number: 861208324
Description: xii, 483 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Como el Uruguay no hay (There's no place like Uruguay) --
Cortés and the bouncing ball ; PART ONE: THE DISCOVERY OF THE AMERICAS, 1800-1950. 1. Not quite cricket, 1800-1900 --
2. Battles of the River Plate, 1900-1920 --
3. The return of the natives, 1920-1930 --
4. Champions of the world, 1930-1940 --
5. In splendid isolation, 1940-1950 ; PART TWO: THE BALL NEVER TIRES, 1950-2014. 6. Whom the gods wish to destroy, 1950-1960 --
7. The light and the dark, 1960-1970 --
8. Prisoners on the terraces, 1970-1980 --
9. Deus Ex Machina, 1980-1994 --
10. La Pelota Nunca Se Cansa, 1994.
Other Titles: Complete history of how soccer shaped Latin America
Responsibility: Andreas Campomar.
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"The definitive book about the national identities, heroes, and dramatic stories from Latin American soccer throughout history-in time for the 2014 World Cup. "Golazo!" means "amazing goal!" And the word perfectly captures the unique, exuberant, all-encompassing, passionate role that soccer plays in Latin America. Andreas Campomar offers readers the definitive history of Latin American soccer from the early, deadly MesoAmerican ballgames to the multi-billion dollar international business it is today. Golazo! explores the intersection of soccer, politics, economics, high and low culture, and how passion for a game captured a continent. Latin American soccer will be in the global spotlight more than ever in the coming years-both the next World Cup (2014) and the Summer Olympics (2016) will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, a country for which soccer is not just a passion but a way of life. The triumphs, the heartbreaks, the origins and the future, the political and the personal-Golazo! is the perfect book for new fans and diehard followers around the world"--

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