Description : The 2010 South African World Cup launched African football onto the global stage. This volume brings together top scholars on African football to explore a range of issues such as gender, identity, nationalism, history, cyber-fandom, the media and fan radicalization.
Description : An overview of soccer around the world traces the history of the world's most popular sport, providing information on the various national teams, leagues, and soccer clubs in every region of the world, and a review of the 2002-2003 season.
Description : Even people who don't know football know Pele. The best of a generation of Brazilian players universally acknowledged as the most accomplished and attractive group of footballers ever to play the game, he won the World Cup three times and is Brazil's all-time record goalscorer.But how did this man -- a sportsman, a mere footballer, like many others -- become a global icon? Was it just by being the best at what he did, or do people respond to some other quality?The world's greatest footballer now gives us the full story of his incredible life and career. Told with his characteristic grace and modesty, but covering all aspects of his playing days and his subsequent careers as politician, international sporting ambassador and cultural icon, PELE: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY is an essential volume for all sports fans, and anyone who admires true rarity of spirit.Pele will be signing books at the following places:Thursday, 18th May: 5.45 - 7.30pmVirgin Megastore Book Signing Event, Piccadilly Circus (London) - 020 7439 2500Friday, 19th May: 12.30 - 2pmWH Smiths Bookshop Signing, Trafford Centre (Manchester) - 0161 755 0299Saturday, 20th May: 11.40 - 1.30pmEason's Bookshop signing (Dublin) - +353 (0) 1 873 3811Sunday, 21st May: 11.50 - 1.30pmTesco's Superstore Book Signing (Coventry) - 024 7681 7800Sunday, 21st May: 5 - 6.30pmWaterstones, Oxford Street (London) - 02074996100Monday, 22nd: 12.15 - 2pmBooks Etc Bookshop Signing, Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf (London) - 020 7513 0060This may be subject to change. Please check with the venue for further information. If you would like a signed copy of thePele: the Autobiography,you will need to attend one of these events. Pele will unfortunately not be signing any merchandise or memorabilia.