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This is an examination of the way in which football has shaped 22 countries from all corners of the globe. It is also an examination of what lies behind each nation's distinctive style of play, from the carefree expression of the Brazilians to the anxious calculation of the Italians.
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Simon Kuper is the author of Football Against the Enemy and writes for the ObReview:
A terrific book * Guardian * Another great work on soccer ... effervescent and hilarious * Independent * Quality soccer books have mushroomed ... but none matches this global examination for originality, breadth and sheer courage * Mail on Sunday * This is a wonderful book written under great duress at times and full of the spirit of youthful exuberance and curiosity that runs way beyond the touchline * Time Out * If you like football, read it. If you don't like football, read it -- Simon Barnes * The Times *
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