Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France

Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France

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When France both hosted and won the World Cup in 1998, the face of its star player, Zinedine Zidane, the son of Algerian immigrants, was projected onto the Arc de Triomphe. During the 2006 World Cup finals, Zidane stunned the country by ending his spectacular career with an assault on an Italian player. In Soccer Empire, Laurent Dubois illuminates the connections between empire and sport by tracing the story of World Cup soccer, from the Cup's French origins in the… (more)

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Publisher: University of California Press (May 02, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 5.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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