Always the fleeting joy: "Eight World Cups: 1 of 2: My Journey through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer" by George Vecsey

Jul 09, 03:12 AM

AUTHOR.

(Photo: Pelé fighting for a ball against the Swedish goalkeeper Kalle Svensson during the 1958 World Cup final)

http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact

http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules

Twitter: @BatchelorShow

Always the fleeting joy: "Eight World Cups: 1 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