The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer

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The definitive book about soccer, from the author of The Games: A Global History of the Olympics. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of soccer are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this extraordinary tour de force, David Goldblatt tells the full story of soccer's rise from chaotic folk ritual to the world's most ...

The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer 2008, Riverhead Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781594482960

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