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Futebol free pdf Since the 1950s, when Pele 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.""

About Alex Bellos

Alex Bellos has a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Oxford University. He has worked for the "Guardian" in London and Rio de Janeiro. In 2002, he wrote the critically acclaimed original edition of "Futebol" and in 2006 ghostwrote Pele's autobiography, which was a number one bestseller. He lives in London."

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Author : Alex Bellos
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Data Published : 06 May 2014
ISBN : 1620402440
EAN : 9781620402443
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 433 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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