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How Soccer Explains the World

Written by Franklin Foer, an American journalist with a passion for soccer, How Soccer Explains the World is a fascinating political view into the world's game: soccer (let's be He examines soccer clubs in a living societal and political perspective, and discusses what their players, fans, and owners say about their society. From AC Milan, to Serbia's Red Star Belgrade, the book takes you into the game and further still, into the club's society, history, and its passions. With chapter titles like “How Soccer Explains Islam's Hope” and “How Soccer Explains the Sentimental Hooligan”, Foer brings the game to life. The only team from a Spanish-speaking country he devotes a chapter to is Barcelona Football Club, the author's favorite team, although his chapter about soccer in Brazil (How Soccer Explains the Survival of the Top Hats) is fascinating.