Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life - Updated Edition

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A&C Black, Jan 1, 2014 - 448 pages
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The Brazilian football team is one of the modern wonders of the world. Travelling extensively from the coastal cities of Rio de Janiero and Sao Paolo to the Amazon jungle, Bellos shows how Brazil changed football and how football shaped Brazil."
 

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Being such a massive country, with so many diverse environments, I expected this book to be packed full of variety and lots of examples of ways that the beautiful game is beloved in the 'País Tropical ... Read full review

Contents

THE FATEFUL FINAL
43
TRIBAL GATHERINGS
77
THE ANGEL WITH BENT LEGS
95
CARNIVAL WITH A TWIST
121
MY LITTLE TONY
147
CARS GIRLS AND KEEPING IT
155
FROGS AND MIRACLES
185
THE UNCONFOUNDABLE GOAL
225
NAKED FUTEBOL
251
A GAME OF TWO HEMISPHERES
279
TORTOISE IN A TOP
287
WE LOST BECAUSE WE DIDNT
317
SOCRATIC DIALOGUE
359
POSTSCRIPT TO THE 2014 EDITION
375
OBRIGADO
425
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Alex Bellos has a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Oxford University. He has worked for the Guardian in London and Rio de Janeiro, where he was the paper's foreign correspondent. In 2006 he ghostwrote Pel?'s autobiography, which was a number one bestseller, and he is also the author of the bestselling Alex's Adventures in Numberland.@alexbelloswww.alexbellos.com

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