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The World is a Ball [PDF]

by John Doyle
Globe and Mail columnist John Doyle explores the international phenomenon of soccer

In A Great Feast of Light, John Doyle viewed his childhood in Ireland through the television screen. Now, he turns his eye to the most popular sport on the planet: soccer. It's a journey that begins with the first game John saw, in 1960s-era Ireland, through soccer in the 21st century - the World Cups in 02, 06, and 10, the European Championships in 04 and 08. In between the drunken fans, crazed taxi drivers, leprechauns and lederhosen, Doyle muses on the evolution of soccer as a global phenomenon. He shows a sport where for 90 minutes on the pitch anything seems possible. A game where colonized nations can tackle the power of their colonizers; where oppressed immigrant groups can thoroughly trounce their host countries. This book examines soccer from a new angle. John Doyle offers a compelling social history of the ultimate sport, each country and team competing in the historic 2010 World Cup, and how the game has kept pace as the global village has sprung up around the playing field.


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eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
Author
PublisherDoubleday Canada/Rodale in U.S./Transworld in UK/Ireland
File size5 Mb
GanreNon Fiction
Release date 01.05.2010
ISBN9780385664981
Pages count416
Book rating4.41 (186 votes)
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1. Persia Emily | 17.02.2018 17:33

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Thank you! Great book!

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