Soccer in Sun and Shadow / Edition 2

Soccer in Sun and Shadow / Edition 2

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by Eduardo Galeano
     
 

ISBN-10: 1859844235

ISBN-13: 9781859844236

Pub. Date: 04/17/2003

Publisher: Verso Books

The passion and the glory of the beautiful game, captured on the eve of the World Cup. From the origins of soccer to the World Cup played in the US in 1994, one of Latin America's most fluent and widely read commentators captures the enduring appeal of the world's greatest game. Eduardo Galeano seeks out the mystical and the bewitched, the romance and the emotional

Overview

The passion and the glory of the beautiful game, captured on the eve of the World Cup. From the origins of soccer to the World Cup played in the US in 1994, one of Latin America's most fluent and widely read commentators captures the enduring appeal of the world's greatest game. Eduardo Galeano seeks out the mystical and the bewitched, the romance and the emotional destitution experienced by players and fans the world round. Here is a story of love and death: of the suicide of Abdon Porte, who shot himself in the center circle of the National Stadium; of the Argentine manager who wouldn't let his team eat chicken because it would bring bad luck; of the Russian goalkeeper who prepared his mind and soothed his nerves with a cigarette and a dash of vodka before each game. Published in the run-up to the 1998 World Cup, this is the glory of soccer in all its international hues, with its multilingual cries of despair, victory and passion. No one who has ever played in or cheered on a soccer side will want to miss this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859844236
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
04/17/2003
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Dedication xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Author's Confession 1

Soccer 2

The Player 3

The Goalkeeper 4

The Idol 5

The Fan 7

The Fanatic 8

The Goal 9

The Referee 10

The Manager 12

The Theater 14

The Specialists 16

The Language of Soccer Doctors 17

Choreographed War 18

The Language of War 19

The Stadium 20

The Ball 21

The Origins 25

The Rules of the Game 28

The English Invasions 31

Creole Soccer 33

The Story of Fla and Flu 35

The Opiate of the People? 36

A Rolling Flag 38

Blacks 42

Zamora 43

Samitier 45

Death on the Field 46

Friedenreich 47

From Mutilation to Splendor 48

The Second Discovery of America 50

Andrade 53

Ringlets 54

The Olympic Goal 55

Goal by Piendibene 56

The Bicycle Kick 57

Scarone 58

Goal by Scarone 59

The Occult Forces 60

Goal by Nolo 61

The 1930 World Cup 62

Nasazzi 65

Camus 66

Juggernauts 67

Turning Pro 68

The 1934 World Cup 69

God and the Devil in Rio de Janeiro 71

The Sources of Misfortune 73

Amulets and Spells 74

Erico 76

The 1938 World Cup 77

Goal by Meazza 80

Leônidas 81

Domingos 82

Domingos and She 83

Goal by Atilio 84

The Perfect Kiss Would Like to Be Unique 85

The Machine 86

Moreno 87

Pedernera 89

Goal by Severino 90

Bombs 91

The Man Who Turned Iron into Wind 92

Contact Therapy 93

Goal by Martino 95

Goal by Heleno 96

The 1950 World Cup 97

Obdulio 100

Barbosa 101

Goal by Zarra 102

Goal by Zizinho 103

The Fun Lovers 104

The 1954 World Cup 105

Goal by Rahn 107

Walking Advertisements 108

Goal by Di Stéfano 111

Di Stéfano 112

Goal by Garrincha 113

The 1958 World Cup 114

Goal by Nilton 117

Garrincha 118

Didi 120

Didi and She 121

Kopa 122

Carrizo 123

Shirt Fever 124

Goal by Puskás 128

Goal by Sanfilippo 129

The 1962 World Cup 130

Goal by Charlton 133

Yashin 134

Goal by Gento 135

Seeler 136

Matthews 137

The 1966 World Cup 138

Greaves 141

Goal by Beckenbauer 142

Eusebio 143

The Curse of the Posts 144

Peñarol's Glory Years 146

Goal by Rocha 147

My Poor Beloved Mother 148

Tears Do Not Flow from a Handkerchief 149

Goal by Pelé 151

Pelé 152

The 1970 World Cup 153

Goal by Jairzinho 155

The Fiesta 156

Soccer and the Generals 158

Don't Blink 159

Goal by Maradona 160

The 1974 World Cup 161

Cruyff 164

Müller 165

Havelange 166

The Owners of the Ball 168

Jesus 173

The 1978 World Cup 174

Happiness 177

Goal by Gemmill 179

Goal by Bettega 180

Goal by Sunderland 181

The 1982 World Cup 182

Pears from an Elm 185

Platini 187

Pagan Sacrifices 188

The 1986 World Cup 192

The Telecracy 195

Staid and Standardized 198

Running Drugstores 200

Chants of Scorn 201

Anything Goes 203

Indigestion 207

The 1990 World Cup 208

Goal by Rincón 210

Hugo Sánchez 211

The Cricket and the Ant 213

Gullit 214

Parricide 216

Goal by Zico 217

A Sport of Evasion 218

The 1994 World Cup 222

Romário 225

Baggio 226

A Few Numbers 227

The Duty of Losing 229

The Sin of Losing 230

Maradona 232

They Don't Count 237

An Export Industry 239

The End of the Match 242

Extra Time: The 1998 World Cup 245

The 2002 World Cup 253

The 2006 World Cup 258

The 2010 World Cup 263

Sources 271

Index 279

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Soccer in Sun and Shadow 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
obeythekitty More than 1 year ago
the brief anecdotes that make up this book highlight the passion of fans and players, the style of the South American game, and the politics that often affect it. this is not an exhaustive study but rather one man's almost poetic expression of his love of the game.