Always the fleeting joy: "Eight World Cups: 2 of 2: My Journey through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer" by George Vecsey

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(Photo:Wolfgang Weber (left) and Luis Artime during the match between West Germany and Argentina in Birmingham

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Argentina x Germania Federal en Inglaterra 1966. Weber x Artime

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Always the fleeting joy: "Eight World Cups: 2 of 2: My Journey through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer" by George Vecsey

https://www.amazon.com/Eight-World-Cups-Journey-through/dp/1250068282/ref=sr11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531105058&sr=1-1&keywords=8+world+cups

"Full of humor and insight about sport and culture.... The pomp, glory, and great entertainment all get their due in Eight World Cups."―The Boston Globe

Blending witty travelogue with action on the field―and shady dealings in back rooms―George Vecsey offers an eye-opening, globe-trotting account of eight World Cups. He immerses himself in the great national leagues, historic clubs, and devoted fans and provides his up-close impressions of charismatic soccer stars like Sócrates, Maradona, Baggio, and Zidane, while also chronicling the rise of the U.S. men's and women's teams