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Sinopsis: !Golazo! recounts the story of Latin American football: the extravagantly talented players; pistol-toting referees; bloody coup d'etats; breath-taking 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. But it is also gripping social history. Andreas Campomar shows how the sport that started as the eccentric pastime of a few ex-pat cricket players has become a defining force, the architect of national identity and a reflection of the region's soul. How can you hope to understand this tumultuous and disparate collection of young republics without first understanding the game that has become such a dominant presence in every corner of South American society? Including not only the well-known heroes of 'the beautiful game' - Garrincha, Maradona, Pele, Schiaffino, Di Stefano, Sanchez and Messi - but also the numerous forgotten gems of Latin American football - 'The Black Chief', Obdulio Varela; Heleno de Freitas, the Brazilian who squandered his talent and died half-mad with syphilis; the unstoppable River Plate of La Maquina; El Ballet Azul, the Colombian team who were so lavishly gifted that they all but dispensed with defending and the indomitable Bolivian team of the early 1990s - !Golazo! is the extraordinary tale of how football came to define a continent.
'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.
Título: Â¡Golazo!: A History of Latin American ...
Año de publicación: 2014
Condición del libro: New
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