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How Soccer Explains the World by Franklin Foer
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Apr 08, 2012

it was amazing

An amazing interpretation of one of the most popular sports in the world. Foer puts a new twist on a classic game. He delves deep into the game's roots, and explores its activity in countries all over. He not only discusses the game itself, but also incorporates passages about fans, and other aspects about the game. It is a quick read, but it is very interesting and unique. Although soccer has turned into a huge business, it can still be played in the back alleys of third world countries with a rock covered in tape. It is interesting to hear about how soccer has helped and hindered different societies. Even gang fights have broken out during games, and fans were banned from viewing games. I thought the book was amazing, and any sports fanatic would feel the same.
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