Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life

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Bloomsbury USA, 2003 M05 1 - 416 pages

Through the lens of Brazil's trademark sport, reporter Alex Bellos brings us a fascinating portrait of Brazilian identity.

When Brazil won the World Cup in 2002, the secret was out: the Brazilian soccer team is one of the modern wonders of the world. In this fascinating portrait of Brazilian identity, Alex Bellos brings to life not just a sport, but an entire country. With an unerring eye for a good story and a marvelous ear for the voices of the people he meets, Alex Bellos uncovers what Ronaldo called the "true truth" about Brazilian soccer.

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Being such a massive country, with so many diverse environments, I expected this book to be packed full of variety and lots of examples of ways that the beautiful game is beloved in the 'País Tropical ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Alex Bellos is a reporter for the Observer and the Guardian in Rio de Janeiro, where he has lived and worked for four years.

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