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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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User Review  - Opinionated - LibraryThing

There is definitely a book to be written about football and globalisation, but sadly this isn't it. Foer has written a book with a great title, but not much else, and it will fail to please either ... Read full review

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User Review  - eglinton - LibraryThing

Unlikely is right. Soccer doesn't explain the world, nor does this book explain anything very convincingly. Foer tosses casually in to the mix assertions like: "Critics of soccer contend that the game ... Read full review

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User Review  - scottycarp - LibraryThing

Too American. He calls kick off, game time. Even worse he calls football, soccer. He thinks capitalism and globalisation are good for football. And apparently Pre-Sky, Pre-Premiership football grounds were only inhabited by hooligans. Read full review

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User Review  - khuggard - LibraryThing

This book started out strong, but it fizzled after the first two or three chapters. In fact, I didn't even read the last two chapters because I was beginning to find the reading to be somewhat of a ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Komodosam - Goodreads

American Barcelona supporter, Franklin Foer puts together some interesting ideas and snippets of football, which I was enjoying, and then all that was ruined by one sentence in his chapter on ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Constance - Goodreads

this book ultimately fails to live up to its ambitious title. while it does contain a series of interesting vignettes about soccer from around the world that reflect some sort of social or political ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Turns out it doesn't really. Read full review


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