By George Vecsey

ISBN-10: 0805098496

ISBN-13: 9780805098495


On the eve of the 2014 global Cup, long island occasions activities columnist George Vecsey deals a private standpoint at the appealing game

Blending witty travelogue with motion at the field—and shady dealings in again rooms—George Vecsey bargains an eye-opening, globe-trotting account of the final 8 global Cups. He immerses himself within the nice nationwide leagues, historical golf equipment, and committed enthusiasts and offers his up-close impressions of charismatic stars like Sócrates, Maradona, Baggio, and Zidane, whereas additionally chronicling the increase of the U.S. men’s and women’s teams.

Vecsey exhibits how each one host country has made the realm Cup its personal, from the all-night highway events in Spain in 1982 to the roar of vuvuzelas in South Africa in 2010, because the video game within the stadium is subsidized up via the sport on the street. however the pleasure is usually undermined via those that type themselves the game's protectors.

With his attribute sharp reporting and eye for aspect, Vecsey brings this worldwide occasion to brilliant existence and has written an ideal spouse for the approaching 2014 international Cup in Brazil.


George Vecsey has written greater than a dozen books, so much lately the bestseller Stan Musial: An American existence. He joined the recent York instances in 1968, wrote the “Sports of the Times” column from 1982 to 2011, and is now a contributing columnist. He was once venerated in 2013 by way of the nationwide football corridor of popularity for his contributions as one of many first columnists at an important newspaper to hide the game. He lives in Port Washington, New York.

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