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Shocking Brazil

Six Games That Shook the World Cup

Written by Fernando Duarte , Gilberto Silva

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SKU: 9780857908025 Categories: , , ,
ISBN: 9780857908025
Published: 05 Jun 2014
Format: E-Book
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Arena Sport
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About the Book

Foreword by Gilberto Silva. The Brazilian game has become synonymous with excellence, success and beautiful, irresistible football. Supporters from every part of the globe are able to recount joyful tales about Brazil's unmatched achievements, especially ones of World Cup glory - not for them the almost fifty years of hurt endured by England fans. But few realise that the most crucial transformations undergone by Brazilian football came as a direct result of the Selecao's failures. Shocking Brazil looks at six crucial World Cup campaigns that radically altered the face of Brazilian football and which had repercussions far beyond the sport. Behind the ignominy lurk narratives of racism, corruption, authoritarianism, corporate power and greed. This tour de force through the history of Brazilian football, told through the prism of these six famous defeats, is by turns fascinating, enlightening, shocking and utterly compelling.