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Golazo!: The Beautiful Game from the Aztecs to the World Cup

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Dimensions: L: 13.8cm x W: 2.6cm x H: 20.8cm

Product Code: 9781594485862

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The definitive book about the national identities, heroes, and dramatic stories from Latin American soccer throughout history--in time for the 2014 World Cup. "Golazo!" means "amazing goal!" And the word perfectly captures the unique, exuberant, all-encompassing, passionate role that soccer plays in Latin America.Andreas Campomar offers readers the definitive history of Latin American soccer from the early, deadly Mesoamerican ballgames to the multi-billion dollar international business it is today. "Golazo!" explores the intersection of soccer, politics, economics, high and low culture, and how passion for a game captured a continent.Latin American soccer will be in the global spotlight more than ever in the coming years--both the next World Cup (2014) and the Summer Olympics (2016) will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, a country for which soccer is not just a passion but a way of life. The triumphs, the heartbreaks, the origins and the future, the political and the personal--"Golazo!" is the perfect book for new fans and diehard followers around the world. *This book may have minor shelve wear

Book Title Golazo!: The Beautiful Game from the Aztecs to the World Cup
ISBN 9781594485862
By Author(s) Andreas Campomar
Publisher Riverhead Books
Pages 483
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.8cm x 2.6cm x 20.8cm
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