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Author Campomar, Andreas.

Title Golazo! : the beautiful game from the Aztecs to the World Cup : the complete history of how soccer shaped Latin America / Andreas Campomar.

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, [2014]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    796.334 CAM    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    796.33409 CAM    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    796.33409 CAM    Available
Edition First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
Description xii, 483 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The definitive book about the national identities, heroes, and dramatic stories from Latin American soccer throughout history-in time for the 2014 World Cup. "Golazo!" means "amazing goal!" And the word perfectly captures the unique, exuberant, all-encompassing, passionate role that soccer plays in Latin America. Andreas Campomar offers readers the definitive history of Latin American soccer from the early, deadly MesoAmerican ballgames to the multi-billion dollar international business it is today. Golazo! explores the intersection of soccer, politics, economics, high and low culture, and how passion for a game captured a continent. Latin American soccer will be in the global spotlight more than ever in the coming years-both the next World Cup (2014) and the Summer Olympics (2016) will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, a country for which soccer is not just a passion but a way of life." Provided by publisher.
Subject Soccer -- Latin America -- History.
Soccer -- Social aspects -- Latin America.
Soccer -- Economic aspects -- Latin America.
Added Title Complete history of how soccer shaped Latin America
ISBN 9781594485862 (Riverhead trade paperback)
1594485860 (Riverhead trade paperback)

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