Soccer, Passion, Politics, and the First World Cup in Africa
ISBN10: 0061984957 ISBN13: 9780061984952 Publisher: Harpercollins Published: May 11 2010 Pages: 299 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.00" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
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.