Passion of the People: Football in Latin America

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Brazil s victory in the 1994 World Cup is the latest chapter in an extensive history of the world s most popular game in South America. In this engaging account, Tony Mason reviews the place of football in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Mason opens with soccer s rise at the turn of the century amid the exploding urbanization of Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo. He demonstrates that, from its beginnings, the game had wide popular appeal and examines the role of British commercial and military interests ...

Passion of the People: Football in Latin America 1994, Verso, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780860916673

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