Eight World Cups: My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer - Vecsey, George
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"Full of humor and insight about sport and culture.... The pomp, glory, and great entertainment all get their due in Eight World Cups."-The Boston Globe Blending witty travelogue with action on the field-and shady dealings in back rooms-George Vecsey offers an eye-opening, globe-trotting account of eight World Cups. He immerses himself in the great national leagues, historic clubs, and devoted fans and provides his up-close impressions of charismatic soccer stars like Sócrates, Maradona, Baggio, and Zidane, while also chronicling the rise of the U.S. men's and women's teams. Vecsey shows how…mehr

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"Full of humor and insight about sport and culture.... The pomp, glory, and great entertainment all get their due in Eight World Cups."-The Boston Globe Blending witty travelogue with action on the field-and shady dealings in back rooms-George Vecsey offers an eye-opening, globe-trotting account of eight World Cups. He immerses himself in the great national leagues, historic clubs, and devoted fans and provides his up-close impressions of charismatic soccer stars like Sócrates, Maradona, Baggio, and Zidane, while also chronicling the rise of the U.S. men's and women's teams. Vecsey shows how each host nation has made the World Cup its own, from the all-night street parties in Spain in 1982 to the roar of vuvuzelas in South Africa in 2010, as the game in the stadium is backed up by the game in the street. But the joy is sometimes undermined by those who style themselves the game's protectors. The paperback edition also includes a new afterword about the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which reached new levels of excitement and interest, especially in the United States. Vecsey's sharp reporting and eye for detail make his book an unforgettable journey.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: ST MARTINS PR 3PL
  • Seitenzahl: 336
  • Erscheinungstermin: 2. Juni 2015
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 208mm x 140mm x 23mm
  • Gewicht: 272g
  • ISBN-13: 9781250068286
  • ISBN-10: 1250068282
  • Artikelnr.: 41672374
Autorenporträt
George Vecsey
Inhaltsangabe
1. The Goal That Changes Everything 1?
2. The Making of a Fan 9?
3. The Best Group Ever 21?
4. Not Ready for Prime Time 42?
5. The Kid Comes Back 47?
6. The Sweetest Fans 63?
7. Marking Maradona 69?
8. Mr. Blatter Comes to America 93?
9. The Big Event 99?
10. America's First Soccer Champion 120?
11. Allons, Enfants 125?
12. Americans Win World Cup-Again 149?
13. The Year of the Outsiders 156?
14. The Home I Was Always Seeking 186?
15. Scandal and Head-Butt 190?
16. Nelson Mandela Meets FIFA 209?
17. Spain Makes a Breakthrough 213?
18. Blatter Scores an Own Goal 229?
19. The Age of Klinsmann 241?
Epilogue: Back to the Roots 252
Appendix: Eight World Cups 255?
Bibliography 257?
Acknowledgments 273?
Index 277