The Away Game

The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD35609
Released: Mar 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781684410484
Narrator/s: Robert Fass
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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For the past decade, an audacious program called Football Dreams has held tryouts for millions of young boys across Africa, looking for soccer's next superstars. Led by the Spanish scout who helped launch Lionel Messi's career and funded by the desert kingdom of Qatar, the program chooses just a handful of boys each year to train to become professionals; the process is one thousand times more selective than getting into Harvard University. In an extraordinary work of reporting, international politics, and sports science, Sebastian Abbot follows a small group of the boys as they are discovered on dirt fields across Africa, join the glittering Football Dreams academy in Doha, and fight for the chance to gain fame and fortune at Europe's top clubs. Weaving together the drama of the boys' determination to chase their dreams with the latest ideas on talent spotting and predicting sporting success, Abbot memorably explores why some of the boys succeed and chronicles the heartbreak of those who don't.

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Author(s): Sebastian Abbot
Narrator(s): Robert Fass
Product Number Z100107879
Released: Mar 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684410491

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