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Outcasts!: The Lands That FIFA Forgot

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Steve Menary traces the incredible journeys of the teams that FIFA refuse to recognise. Initially intrigued by the motivation of the no-hoper 'nations' and their players, Steve was drawn into a scene with a surprisingly positive approach to both football and nationalism: cue the 'Wild Cup' for independent nations staged prior to the FIFA World Cup.
ebook, 330 pages
Published December 5th 2012 by Pitch Publishing (Brighton) Ltd (first published November 1st 2007)
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Martin Faulkner
Some years out of date now (obviously) but still an interesting read. I found it mildly ironic that the author repeatedly added "(sic)" to quotes from non-native speakers while himself committing numerous sins - factual errors, misspellings of place names, inconsistent tenses in match reports, etc. - that a decent proofreader ought to have picked up. Maybe this was corrected in later editions, but I'm nerdy enough to allow that kind of thing to spoil my enjoyment somewhat...
Tony
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
I love the idea of this book — looking at issues of nationality and statehood through the lens of football:

“In an era when politics means less and less, particularly in more industrialized countries, when fewer and fewer people turn out to vote, sport crystallises the notion of a nation perhaps more than anything else. ...
As the world's most popular team sport, football keeps alive the idea of a national identity undefined by political borders better than most. The notion of Englishness and Sco
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Gayathiri
This actually gets 2.5 - it didn't really hold my interest. Well-researched otherwise, and its premise is certainly something that football fans should know about.
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