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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

this book has a double task: 1) to explain to Americans the present organization of the FIFA, and how much the rest of the world loves this cheap and simple game. 2) How this relates to business ... Read full review

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I'm a big soccer fan and thought I would be a huge fan of this book, yet I did not find it engaging. The most interesting part of the book was the discussion of Jewish soccer teams as I was unaware of this history.
While I found the book informative, I was unable to find a theme that really tied it all together and it came across as disjointed. It seemed more like 10 long blog posts by someone who liked to travel and do research instead of an actual book.
 

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This book would be decent for someone who knows nothing of european soccer and does no research on the validity on most of the conclusions drawn in this book. I really wouldn't bother.

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I actually love this book. I am business nerd and a soccer fan. Put the two together and you get this gem of a book. The book also gives some insight into the lives of soccer hooligans.

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Nayeli - Goodreads

Came across this book because of the author's brothers, and the title caught my attention. I got it some time ago but I hadn't come around to reading it, so I decided to do it now, right on time for ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - SW Buckley - Goodreads

An excellent read regardless of your prior knowledge of the sport. As a huge football fan, I loved reading the view of this most global of sports through the eyes of an American author. The book ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Ben Beach - Goodreads

Ignoring the misleading title and glaring error regarding Barcelona's motto, I thoroughly enjoyed this book's exploration of soccer around the world. Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Renee Reynolds - Goodreads

I think I may have enjoyed reading the Goodreads reviews of this book even more than the book itself, although I did enjoy this serendipitously-timed read during this year's World Cup. To an ... Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Gregory - Goodreads

Swearing. Read full review

Review: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

User Review  - Bobby Thym - Goodreads

Best book on sports and culture that I've read since Friday Night Lights. Foer is a talented wordsmith who explains his theory that soccer reveals the undercurrents of globalization in a fair and ... Read full review

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