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Football Against the Enemy, by Simon Kuper

Posted on August 22, 2011 by samh

Football Against the Enemy, by Simon Kuper (1994)

SIMON Kuper travelled to 22 countries from South Africa to Italy, from Russia to the USA, to examine the way football has shaped them.

At the same time he tried to find out what lies behind each nation’s distinctive style of play from the carefree self expression of the Brazilians to the anxious calculation of the Italians. During his journeys he met an extraordinary range of players, politicians and of course the fans themselves, all of whom revealed in their different ways the unique place football has in the life of the planet.

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