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Love and Blood
At the World Cup with the Footballers, Fans, and Freaks
Jamie Trecker

    9780156030984 Trade Paperback
0156030985
$14.00
272pages
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Trim Size: 5-5/16 x 8
Copyright Year: 2007

Territory: World
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Synopsis
Every four years the thirty-two-team, sixty-four-game World Cup captivates the planet’s populace for a month. Work absenteeism skyrockets. Political campaigns grind to a halt. Fans mortgage their houses to buy tickets. And teams employ every means possible—even consulting witch doctors and astrologers—in their quest for national glory.
Veteran soccer commentator Jamie Trecker traveled to Germany for FIFA World Cup 2006. Here, reported from the restaurants, trains, bars, town squares, hostels, press boxes, and brothels, is his unvarnished account of the games and parties, great plays and fistfights, gossip and tacky souvenirs that turn the largest sporting event on earth into a true world bazaar. With equal measures insight and irreverence, Trecker captures the passion, politics, controversies, and economics that make soccer a reflection of the world.

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Lead soccer columnist for Fox Sports and an analyst for Fox Soccer Channel, JAMIE TRECKER is a contributor to the New York Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as well as the Guardian, the Observer, the Telegraph, and Loaded magazine. He lives in Chicago.


General Subjects
Sports & Recreation- Soccer
Current Events- International

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Rights Holders: UK/Translation: Harcourt
Serial/Audio/Performance: Frances Goldin Literary Agency

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