The Global Game: Writers on Soccer

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THE GLOBAL GAME Writers on Soccer

EDITED BY JOHN TURNBULL,

THOM SATTERLEE & ALON RAAB

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS ∣ LINCOLN AND LONDON

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Note to Readers xvii
  • Part 1. Space 1
  • Introduction 3
  • 1. the Orb 5
  • 3. Hem and Football 10
  • 4. the Daily Life of Cameroonian Football 16
  • 5. the Soccer Moms – 1996 20
  • 6. Atiguibas 22
  • 7. Why Eleven, of All Numbers? Football between Carnival and Freemasonry 30
  • 8. Klapzuba's Eleven 34
  • 9. Holland, a Country of Clubs 40
  • 11. Soccer Fields, Fort Missoula 56
  • 12. “get Him a Body Bag!” (A Brief, Enthusiastic Account) 58
  • Part 2. Improvisation 63
  • Introduction 65
  • 13. Young Shoots 67
  • 14. a Boy Juggling a Soccer Ball 70
  • 15. Fallen from the Sky 72
  • 16. Combing over History 74
  • 17. Encomiastic Arts of Our National Gamesmen 80
  • 18. the Longest Penalty Ever 88
  • 19. Fretting While the Scarlet Tide Make History 96
  • 20. Streaker Disrupts Iceland vs. Albania 104
  • 21. Football at Slack 107
  • 22. Dead Radio 109
  • 23. Fahrenheit 1976 112
  • Part 3. Challenge 115
  • Introduction 117
  • 24. Dreaming of Sunday Afternoons 119
  • 25. a Fine Fla-Flu 121
  • 26. Escaping with the Ball 124
  • 27. Generals and Fools 130
  • 28. 1974 136
  • 29. End of the World 140
  • 30. Not So Much a Religion, More a Way of Life 150
  • 31. Kimmel Springs vs. Metula 154
  • 32. for the Sake of My Right and Not Football 157
  • 33. Let the Games Begin 159
  • Part 4. Loss 167
  • Introduction 169
  • 36. Playing Football in Secret 182
  • 37. Why Does My Wife Love Peter Crouch? 187
  • 38. the Dynamo Team: Legend and Fact 189
  • 39. Boycotting the World Cup 195
  • 40. Football in Athens, with Her 199
  • 41. Sierra Leone, Social Learning, and Soccer 201
  • 43. Penalty Phase 208
  • 44. Platko (Santander, May 20, 1928) 214
  • Part 5. Belief 219
  • Introduction 221
  • 45. the Lord's Prayer, Recast 223
  • 46. Communicate, Lads 225
  • 47. Five Poems for the Game of Soccer 230
  • 48. Living to Tell a Tale (Letter to Diego) 235
  • 49. the Empty Pleasure 239
  • 50. Match 243
  • 51. Zidane and Me 245
  • 52. the Sunday I Became World Champion 251
  • 53. Art Works Football Club 255
  • 54. Football Is 272
  • 55. Arsarnerit: Inuit and the Heavenly Game of Football 274
  • 56. on the Origin of Football 283
  • Source Acknowledgments 285
  • Further Reading 293
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