book review

The World Is a Ball: The joy, madness and meaning of football

September 30, 2010
By Michael Da Silva
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The trouble with writing a book about your great experiences as you travel to exotic places to watch the beautiful game is that the experience itself often proves to be far more entertaining for the author than for the reader.

John Doyle, an Irish-Canadian, travels the world going to games at the World Cups of 2002 and 2006, and European Championships of 2004 and 2008 - but has an annoying tendency to go home around the quarter-finals stage, just as the tournaments ...

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