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Eight World Cups

My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer
Vecsey, George (Book - 2014 )
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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.
Authors: Vecsey, George
Title: Eight world cups
my journey through the beauty and dark side of soccer
Publisher: New York, New York :, Times Books, Henry Holt and Company,, 2014
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: x, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: George Vecsey
Contents: The goal that changes everything
The making of a fan
The best group ever
Not ready for prime time
The kid comes back
The sweetest fans
Marking Maradona
Mr. Blatter comes to America
The big event
America's first soccer champion
Allons, enfants
Americans win World Cup
again
The year of the outsiders
The home I was always seeking
Scandal and head-butt
Nelson Mandela meets FIFA
Spain makes a breakthrough
Blatter scores an own goal
The Age of Klinsmann
Appendix. Eight World Cups
Summary: "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.
ISBN: 9780805098488
0805098488
9780805098495
Branch Call Number: 796.334668 V413e 2014
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-272) and index
Subject Headings: World Cup (Soccer) History Soccer History
Topical Term: Soccer
LCCN: 2013042574
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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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