Your bookshelf might have the best and the awesomest reads ever but with the World Cup becoming even more ‘kicky’ and ‘bitey’, your collection of sports books needs a review. Or does it not?
Well, find out here!
Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life
by Alex Bellos
Futebol is an affectionate and shrewd account of the game as played both in Brazil and also in the global diaspora. This 420 page travelogue tells you just how deep is Brazil’s love for the game.
Football Against The Enemy
by Simon Kuper
Simon Kuper travelled to 22 countries from South Africa to Italy, from Russia to the USA, to examine the way football has shaped bonds between countries. During his journeys he met an extraordinary range of players, politicians and fans, all of whom revealed in their different ways the unique place football has in the life of the planet. The book gives an account of the same.
All Played Out
by Pete Davies
Italia ’90 – Gazza cried,England lost and football changed forever. Pete Davies witnessed all of this first hand. So this is the real story.
All Played Out – the first and last book to give the inside story of the greatest show on Earth.
I Think Therefore I Play
by Andrea Pirlo with Aliesandro Alciato
The book itself is as precise and punchy as a trademark Pirlo free-kick. Pirlo’s autobiography scores big with his worthy narration of a silken career, spending much time on just what it took for him and his side to succeed in Germany 2006