Goooal! a Celebration of Soccer

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9780788166181: Goooal! a Celebration of Soccer

For Andres Cantor, making people understand his passion for soccer has always been an uphill battle. Even in his native Argentina, where soccer is as much a part of daily life & culture as baseball is in the U.S., no one loved soccer as much as the young Andres. His name & voice screaming "GOOOAL!" have become synonymous with soccer for Spanish-speaking fans in the U.S. & Latin America. In 1994, Cantor got his chance to preach his love of the game to all Americans when the U.S. hosted the World Cup soccer championship for the first time & he was the commentator for every game via the Spanish-language Univision network. Illus.

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Andres Cantor is one of the sporting world's true characters: he is the stentorian voice of soccer on the Univision network. The book's title comes from the multisyllabic wail Cantor lets out when a goal is scored and he's at the microphone. His book's contents are far less loud, but are every bit as colorful and interesting: a detailed history of World Cup soccer and the jingoism that often attends it all run through Cantor's outsized personality. Cantor knows his stuff and relays it entertainingly with keen analyses of the evolution of on-the-field play and punchy interviews with such high-kickers as Brazil's Pele, England's Bobby Charlton, Holland's Johann Cruyff, and Argentina's Diego Maradona.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish

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