'Perfection, pride, politics and punch-ups. The South American way of football has never been more readable' John Crace, Guardian. '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 ... a huge story ... Campomar has done a deft job of marshalling the mass of detail' Chris Maume, Independent. '[A] sweeping exploration of soccer intersecting with politics, history, economics and culture in forging a continent's passion' Steven Goff, The Washington Post. 'Campomar effectively brings out the colour and passion for the game, its evocative language, its artistic power and its sometimes-martial ugliness ... Fine, scintillating history' Kirkus. '[Campomar] plaits together the stories of the game in Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Ecuador, as well as those of the World Cup-winning nations ... A Uruguayan perspective makes a pleasant change from the dominance of Brazil' Richard Williams, Guardian.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
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.