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Eight World Cups

My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer

Vecsey, George

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Eight World Cups
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"As Americans increasingly embrace soccer, one of the country's most respected sports columnists has been covering the world's signature tournament for three decades. In Eight World Cups George Vecsey of The New York Times pulls back the curtain on the beautiful game. Blending witty travelogue with action on the field-- and shady dealings in the back rooms-- Vecsey offers an eye-opening, globetrotting account of the last eight World Cups, chronicling the United States team's slow, episodic rise while evidence of corruption grows in the sport's executive suites. Vecsey immerses himself in the great national leagues, historic clubs, devoted fans, and passionate rivalries and gives us his up-close impressions of charismatic stars like Socrates, Maradona, Baggio, and Zidane, while also chronicling the rise of the U.S. men's and women's teams.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Times Books, Henry Holt and Company,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0805098488
9780805098488
9780805098495
Branch Call Number: 796.334668 V413e 2014
Characteristics: x, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm

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Vecsey, a sports journalist, digs deep in his personal musings of the last eight tournaments. Focuses on the host nations and how it affects all from stadiums to streets.


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