The 10 Football Matches That Changed The World: ... And the One That Didn't

The 10 Football Matches That Changed The World: ... And the One That Didn't


'The statement that 'football isn't really a question of lifestyles or loss of life, it really is even more vital than that' has been veri fied again and again all through glossy historical past. It has strengthened tyrants and helped depose them; contributed to con flict and created stop fires. it's been an incubator of racism at domestic and helped carry down a racist regime in a foreign country; formed towns, replaced cultures and encouraged resistance. Its effect is as dynamic because the online game itself. during this attention-grabbing exploration, Jim Murphy takes us on a trip all over the world and during the years, from Franco's Spain to Africa's Alcatraz, Robben Island. Charting the fit that sparked a critical American conflict, the Barcelona workforce threatened at gunpoint, and the sport that helped keep Rupert Murdoch's media empire, between a lot else, Murphy lends a clean new viewpoint to a couple of the main iconic moments in overseas soccer. mixing a love of the sport with an appreciation of its position in worldwide occasions, this can be an authoritative and sometimes funny mixture of activity and background, that includes attention-grabbing first-hand insights from these such a lot concerned with the 10 fits that modified the area - and the one who did not.

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