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Golazo!

The Beautiful Game From the Aztecs to the World Cup : the Complete History of How Soccer Shaped Latin America
Campomar, Andreas (Book - 2014 )
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Campomar, Andreas
Title: Golazo!
the beautiful game from the Aztecs to the World Cup : the complete history of how soccer shaped Latin America
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, [2014]
Edition: First Riverhead trade paperback edition
Characteristics: xii, 483 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Andreas Campomar
Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 1594485860
9781594485862
Branch Call Number: 796.33409 C1983g 2014
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Soccer Economic aspects Latin America Soccer Social aspects Latin America Soccer Latin America History
Topical Term: Soccer
Soccer
Soccer
LCCN: 2014003789
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