World Football Commentaries

World Football Commentaries

by Steve Amoia

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Overview

This book is a truncated version of my website, World Football Commentaries, that was updated continuously from 2006 to 2020. There are two sections with 18 articles and 21 book reviews, respectively.

Some of the article topics are as follows:

David Beckham (2)
Interview with an AFA and FIFA Referee, Salomé Di Iorio
Interview with Julian Movsesian of DiBenedetto AS Roma LLC in 2011.
Italian Soccer Terminology
Jaime Moreno
My Chance Meeting with Juventus FC in 1983
My Friend Who Played with Pelé
Cristiano Ronaldo
Luigi "Gigi" Riva
Clarence Seedorf
The History of Soccer Events at RFK Stadium
Why Do Americans Call It Soccer?

Match commentaries:

2017 UEFA World Cup Playoff: Italy v. Sweden, the 2009 Confederations Cup Final: Brazil v. USA, the 2008 Women's Olympic Gold Medal Final: USA v. Brazil, along with the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final: AC Milan v. Liverpool FC.

Book Reviews:

My book reviews focused on titles that were not discussed in significant detail by English-speaking media. For example, Carlo Ancelotti's book on tactics and Diego Simeone's on game management. In addition, the autobiographies of Antonio Conte, Johan Cruyff, Alessandro Del Piero, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Giuseppe Rossi, and Arrigo Sacchi, respectively. Lastly, Francesco Totti's historical guidebook about Rome was a rare undertaking by a famous athlete.

I have also reviewed the works of acclaimed journalists:

Andrés Cantor, Adam Digby, James Dorsey, Andrew Jennings, Simon Kuper, Sid Lowe, Lu Martín, Don Mullan, Riccardo Pratesi, and Grant Wahl et al.

Front cover image of Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelé) courtesy of Anton Tielemans and Triad Publishing.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162775843
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 04/17/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 369 KB

About the Author

Steve Amoia is an Italian-American freelance writer and translator based in Washington, D.C. He began his writing career as a technical writer for a software company. Amoia’s focal areas have been career-related themes, Chinese martial arts, historical figures and international soccer journalism, respectively. He was the publisher and editor of the site, "World Football Commentaries," from November 2006 to April 2020.

His first two books, A Collection of Book Reviews, and A Portfolio of Writing, were published in March 2020 at Barnes & Noble Press. To learn more, please visit Amoia’s writing portfolio site: www.sanstefano.com.

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