Soccer in Sun and Shadow

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Verso, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 244 pages
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Discussing everything from the leveling of the Twin Towers to the death of the sole survivor of that extraordinary match between British and German soldiers in 1915, one of South America’s greatest commentators issues forth on robotic soccer in Japan, the mass-production of the game as a sign of the decline of civilization, the amazing success of Senegal and Turkey, and how Nike beat Adidas.
 

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User Review  - Annette - Goodreads

Galeano is a poet from Uraguay. He's one of my favorite authors, and I love his approach to writing about historical events. With this book, he turns his analytic eye and rich imagery to one of his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Benjamin - Goodreads

This book is one of the best books I've ever read. It is about the history of soccer in Latin America, straight up beautiful. Read full review

Contents

the goalkeeper
4
the manager
11
the second discovery of america
44
the occult forces
53
professionalism
59
erico
67
domingos and
74
world
85
goal by zizinho
91
shirt fervor
108
goal by pelé
131
the owners of the ball
146
world cup
160
the cicada and the ant
183
epilogue to the 1999 edition
211
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Eduardo Galeano is also the author of Open Veins of Latin America, Days and Nights of Love and War, The Book of Embraces, We Say No, and other works. He is a regular contributor to The Nation. He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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