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

In a sequence of elegiac and deliciously droll observations, the distinguished Latin American writer, Eduardo Galeano here reflects on mortality and immortality in the world's greatest game. Tragedy spins a continuous thread through these pages. We learn of Abdon Porte of the Uruguayan club Nacional who, after a disastrous run of bad form, was found dead in the center…  See more details below

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In a sequence of elegiac and deliciously droll observations, the distinguished Latin American writer, Eduardo Galeano here reflects on mortality and immortality in the world's greatest game. Tragedy spins a continuous thread through these pages. We learn of Abdon Porte of the Uruguayan club Nacional who, after a disastrous run of bad form, was found dead in the center circle of the club stadium, revolver in hand; of Andres Escobar, the Colombian defender, whose own goal lost his country a game in the 1994 World Cup and who was subsequently gunned down in Medellin; of the 1942 Dynamo Kiev team who were warned not to win a game against the occupying Nazis but who could not resist the urge to glory, trounced the German side, and were all eleven shot, still wearing their shirts, at the end of the game. But where there is shadow there is also the bright sunlight of joy and beauty. Here are stories of the Italian striker Guiseppe Meazza whose shorts, in the run up to a penalty kick during the 1938 World Cup, fell down around this knees - he pulled them back up and, with the stadium and goalkeeper in pleats of laughter, scored the goal that saw Italy into the final; of the ice-cool legend Lev Yashin who calmed his nerves before extraordinary performances in the Soviet goal with a smoke and a strong drink; of Ferenc Puskas who, having seen his goal from a beautifully executed free kick disallowed because the referee had not blown his whistle, picked up the ball, took it back to the same spot, and produced an identical shot which landed again in the upper left corner of the net.

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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

acknowledgments
author's confession1
soccer2
the player3
the goalkeeper4
the idol5
the fan7
the fanatic8
the goal9
the referee10
the manager11
the theater13
the specialists14
the language of soccer doctors15
choreographed war17
the language of war18
the stadium19
the ball20
the origins22
the rules of the game25
the english invasions27
creole soccer30
the story of fla and flu32
the opiate of the people?33
a flag that rolls34
the blacks38
zamora39
samitier40
death on the field41
friedenreich41
from mutilation to splendor42
the second discovery of america44
andrade47
ringlets48
the olympic goal49
goal by piendibene50
the bicycle kick51
scarone51
goal by scarone52
the occult forces53
goal by nolo54
the 1930 world cup54
nasazzi57
camus57
juggernauts58
professionalism59
the 1934 world cup60
god and the devil in rio de janeiro62
the sources of misfortune64
amulets and spells65
erico67
the 1938 world cup68
goal by meazza71
leonidas72
domingos73
domingos and she74
goal by atilio74
the perfect kiss would like to be unique75
the machine76
moreno77
pedernera79
goal by severino80
bombs81
the man who turned iron into wind82
contact therapy82
goal by martino84
goal by heleno84
the 1950 world cup85
obdulio88
barbosa89
goal by zarra90
goal by zizinho91
the fun-lovers92
the 1954 world cup92
goal by rahn94
walking advertisements95
goal by di stetano98
di stelano99
goal by garrincha100
the 1958 world cup100
goal by nilton103
garrincha103
didi105
didi and she105
kopa106
carrizo107
shirt fervor108
goal by puskas111
goal by sanfilippo112
the 1962 world cup114
goal by chariton116
yashin117
goal by gente118
seeler119
matthews120
the 1966 world cup120
greaves123
goal by backenbauer124
eusebio125
curse of the three posts125
penarol's glory years127
goal by rocha128
my poor beloved mother128
tears don't flow from a handkerchief129
goal by pele131
pele132
the 1970 world cup133
goal by jairzinho135
the fiesta136
soccer and the generals138
blinks139
goal by maradona139
the 1974 world cup140
cruyff143
muller144
havelange145
the owners of the ball146
Jesus150
the 1978 world cup152
hapiness154
goal by gemmill156
goal by bettega156
goal by sunderland158
the 1982 world cup160
pears from an elm160
platini162
pagan sacrifices163
the 1986 world cup165
the telecracy168
serious and in series171
running drug stores172
chants of scorn173
anything goes175
indigestion178
the 1990 world cup170
goal by rincon181
hugo sanchez182
the cicada and the ant183
gullit184
parricide185
goal by zico186
a sport of evasion187
the 1994 world cup190
romario193
baggio194
a few numbers194
the duty of losing196
the sin of losing197
maradona199
they don't count for beans204
an export industry206
end of the game208
epilogue to the 1999 edition211
the 1998 world cup211
stars213
prices214
foot labor215
advertisements216
roots217
africans218
fervor219
latin americans219
dutch220
french220
fish221
the sources223
index231

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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.