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!Golazo!: A History of Latin American Football

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Description for !Golazo!: A History of Latin American Football Paperback. An irresistible, passionate history of Latin American football. Num Pages: 544 pages. BIC Classification: 1KL; WSBX; WSJA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 130 x 198 x 36. Weight in Grams: 386.
'Striking . . . extraordinarily ambitious' JONATHAN WILSON, NEW STATESMAN 'A compelling account of how football became a force in Latin America with an impact far beyond the pitch, helping forge national identity and fuelling regional rivalries' INDEPENDENT !Golazo! recounts the story of Latin American football: the extravagantly talented players; pistol-toting referees; bloody coup d'etats; breathtaking goals; invidious conspiracies; strikers with matinee idol looks and a taste for tango dancers; alcoholism; suicide and some of the most exhilarating teams ever to take the field. And yet it is gripping social history. ... Read more

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About Andreas Campomar
Andreas Campomar is a publishing director, and has reviewed for, among others, the Daily Telegraph, Times Literary Supplement and the Spectator. He is the great-grand-nephew of Dr Enrique Buero, the man who convinced Jules Rimet to stage the first World Cup in Montevideo and later became Vice-president of FIFA.

Reviews for !Golazo!: A History of Latin American Football
Recounting the history of the South American game, with all its social and political backdrops, is some task - but Campomar achieves it in style . . . Government coups, gun-touting refs . . . it's all here.

[five stars]
Brilliant . . . [an] excellent study of football.
Mihir Bose
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