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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  - Joe Decrosta - Goodreads

I enjoyed Foer's history of the most popular game in the world and learned quite a bit about the trends and cultural practices surrounding the sport. However, I tend to take issue with Foer's ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Amy Paget - Goodreads

Horrible book. Really only dealt with hooliganism, rather than sociology. Read full review

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User Review  - Lola - Goodreads

As a soccer fan this was a fantastic way to learn a bit more about the world we live in Read full review

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

User Review  - Darshan - Goodreads

Football doesn't explain all world phenomena. But it does give you a good base which explains why things are happening, be it politics, nationalism, racism or other things. Personally I felt the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Marisa - Goodreads

Interesting theories. Learned a lot about the business behind the sport. Read full review

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

User Review  - Tim Basuino - Goodreads

The late sports talk show host Pete Franklin would often proclaim that baseball was a microcosm of life, which he'd often follow by insulting the next poor soul who called in because he (and being ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Benjamin - Goodreads

It gives a prospective of how the world can and will work through a mainstream world sport, very enlightening on how individuals can work together to foster global trust within. how tolerance can be shown or detroyed by two distintly different individuals. Read full review


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