Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France

Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France

by Laurent Dubois
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Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France by Laurent Dubois

When France both hosted and won the World Cup in 1998, the face of its star player, Zinedine Zidane, the son of Algerian immigrants, was projected onto the Arc de Triomphe. During the 2006 World Cup finals, Zidane stunned the country by ending his spectacular career with an assault on an Italian player. In Soccer Empire, Laurent Dubois illuminates the connections between empire and sport by tracing the story of World Cup soccer, from the Cup’s French origins in the 1930s to Africa and the Caribbean and back again. As he vividly recounts the lives of two of soccer’s most electrifying players, Zidane and his outspoken teammate, Lilian Thuram, Dubois deepens our understanding of the legacies of empire that persist in Europe and brilliantly captures the power of soccer to change the nation and the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520945746
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Laurent Dubois is Professor of French and History at Duke University. He is the author of many award-winning books, including Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution, which was a Best Book of the Los Angeles Times and a Notable Book of the Christian Science Monitor.

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Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! It shows how ww1 has a big impact on the french football! It also tells about how they won the 1994 world cup in France, and on how they got to the final of the 2006 world cup final. I recomend it to people who love french football or if you are just a regular football fan! ( too bad they did so horrible in the 2010 world cup)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Zidane is the best in the entire universe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Noone likes Theiry Henry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thierry henry is SO awesome!!!
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