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

User Review  - Chad - Goodreads

A good read, though as a neophyte soccer fan, I had a hard time keeping up with some of the references and history. I often had to refer to other sources to get the full context of what he was trying to get across. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jeff Tennis - Goodreads

Wonderful book depicting the intersection of sports, politics, religion. Would've rated as 5 stars, but felt portions of the book were redundant. Read full review

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

User Review  - Peter Hutkins - Goodreads

Interesting, if dated, view of how soccer influences politics, and vice versa. Read full review

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

User Review  - Roman Kozak jr. - Goodreads

Fun read. This book could easily be expanded to cover regions of the world in more detail. Interesting take on the globalization of the game along with it's political underpinnings. Helpful for ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

I never knew that the beautiful game had such an ugly underbelly, taken over by violence, racism, and national and religious partisanism and ruled by power and corruption (and you won't even find FIFA ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Neil - Goodreads

Not a bad read that taught me a lot about other soccer cultures around the world. However, it never really explained the world or talked about globalization at all. Read full review

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

User Review  - Oyster - Goodreads

Maybe we're too fixated on any given Sunday here in the US, but Foer's unlikely book on soccer—which explores globalization and world economics through the lens of this sport—will make you think there's room for another type of football in your life. Read full review

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

User Review  - Peter Murray - Goodreads

Another look at soccer hooliganism. But riveting, fascinating, informative, etc. Read full review

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

User Review  - Marlon Hernandez - Goodreads

I absolutely loved hearing about old rivalries and clubs were formed but I did not buy his links/theory of globalization. To me these are just great worldwide examples of the impact of the beautiful ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Marija Andreeva - Goodreads

I liked the book very much. I am a big football/soccer fan, and I found some of the information very amusing and interesting. It is a really interesting book. Read full review


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