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  1. Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life
    Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life
    Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life
    Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life
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  2. Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life

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Since the 1950s, when Pelé first started playing, soccer has been how the world sees Brazil, but it is also how Brazilians see themselves. The essence of their game is one in which prodigious individual skills outshine team tactics, where dribbles and delicate flicks are preferred over physical challenges or long-distance passes, where technique has all the elements of dance and, indeed, is often described as such. At their best, Brazilian soccer players are both athletes and artists. As Alex Bellos brilliantly reveals in his classic book, their game can symbolize racial harmony, flamboyance, youth, innovation, and skill―in short, it's a microcosm of the country itself.

Bellos, a veteran journalist and author whose star has continued to rise since Futebol was first published in 2002, revisits his search for what the great Brazilian striker Ronaldo has called the "true truth" of the Brazilian way of life. With an unerring eye for an illustrative story and a pitch-perfect ear for the voices of the people he meets, Bellos uncovers the nuanced role soccer has played in the history of Brazil and the lives of its people.

Updated and with a new chapter covering recent events in Brazil, this revised edition of Futebol is perfectly timed to coincide with the 2014 World Cup, as the world turns its rapt attention to Brazil and their Beautiful Game and the country once again becomes the capital of "the world's game."

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Alex Bellos
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9781620402443
Edition
Updated, Revised ed.
ISBN
1620402440
Label
Bloomsbury USA
Manufacturer
Bloomsbury USA
MPN
black & white illustrations, maps, colou
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
448
PartNumber
black & white illustrations, maps, colou
PublicationDate
2014-05-06
Publisher
Bloomsbury USA
ReleaseDate
2014-05-06
Studio
Bloomsbury USA
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