Interesting reads on Football – Catch up the Football Fever

by June 18, 2014 0 comments

Whoever said passion for reading and soccer can’t go hand in hand. With so many compelling soccer books to read, you’re spoilt for choice. The elusive quality of this fantastic and thrilling game when penned down by great authors makes up for every penny spent on the reading. The passion to read soccer based books gets a rejuvenated kick every four years when it’s time for the FIFA world cup. Planning to catch up on nail biting and nerve wracking matches round the corner, you must have the following must read books in your collection.

How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization by Franklin Foer

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An excellent illustration of the emotions that goes with the game of soccer and the presence of religion, race, and politics present right there, just where the field ends, this captivating book by Franklin Foer is intimidating at times. It describes the back alley fierce meetings with aggressive supporters along with the effect of globalization of this game has failed to weaken the local culture of this game. It is a must read for those who are into the game of soccer and treats it as a part of life.

Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life by Alex Bellos

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Futebol by Alex Bellos celebrates the fact that Brazil is an undeniable part of the soccer world and that soccer runs in the blood of the country. Right from the floor of the parliament to the beaches of Ipanema, Alex Bellos describes how ubiquitous this game is to this phenomenal country. An intimate and perfect portrayal of a country deeply, madly and soulfully in love with soccer, Futebol is a must read for fans of the game of soccer and the Brazilian team.

Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

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A definitive and rather a perfect account of what it actually means to live, eat, breathe and sleep soccer; Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby is a must read for all soccer fans. It is an autobiographical enchanting story of an obsessed soccer fan who can’t distinguish between the fate of his team and his own life. His trials and tribulations when he is torn apart between the love of his life- soccer and the woman he loves. A captivating book, this one deserves a dignified place in your bookshelf.

Many authors and self proclaimed super fans of this enthralling game that defines sweat, soul and life for many has been penned down differently by many authors. Books like Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski, The Miracle of Castel di Sangro by Joe McGinniss have also been widely acclaimed and known for their compulsive read. Soccer runs in the veins of soccer fans and any good book based on this game of life should not be left out.








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