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  • Blood on the Crossbar: The Dictatorship’s World Cup – Review

    This book is the story of the most controversial football World Cup of all time. When Argentina both hosted and won the World Cup in 1978, just two years after the coup d’etat that ousted Isabel Perón as president, it was against the backdrop of a brutal military dictatorship in the country.   Under the…

  • Parra and Viñas argue “Another Football is Possible” in new book on FC St. Pauli

    The first thing that should be known approaching Carles Viñas and Natxo Parra’s St. Pauli – Another Football is Possible, something quite fitting given the topic of the book, is that it is as much a book on politics as it is football.   The book’s political approach to the club and football should not…