Africa United

Soccer, Passion, Politics, and the First World Cup in Africa
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Author(s): Steve Bloomfield
Genre: Sports
Original Publish Date: May 11, 2010
Product Number: EB00233475
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062010339
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Description

Africa United is the story of modern day Africa told through its soccer. Travelling across thirteen countries, from Cairo to the Cape, Steve Bloomfield, the former Africa Correspondent for The Independent, meets players and fans, politicians and rebel leaders, discovering the role that soccer has played in shaping the continent. This wide-ranging and incisive book investigates Africa's love of soccer, its increasing global influence, the build-up to the 2010 World Cup itself and the social and political backdrop to the greatest show on earth.