The Heroes of World Cup 1966

The Heroes of World Cup 1966

by Max Palme


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July 1966: The dreams of an Iranian political correspondent are shattered to pieces when he is informed that instead of flying to Saigon, he will have to travel to London to report on the World Cup. To him, this is an insignificant matter at a time when the world is silently burning in the flames of wars and in the coldness of the Cold War. However, to his surprise, he finds football to be a new global language. World Cup 1966, in particular, appears to be reuniting people all over the globe. In the middle of the world’s unrest, World Cup 1966 is a moment of fresh air.

From the early elimination of the two time champions, Brazil and Italy, to the phenomenal appearance of North Korea; from the brave Portuguese men who gave their all to stay longer in the competition to the proud Germans who made every effort to repair the broken image of their nation; from the tears of Black Pearl to the nine goals of Black Panther; and from England’s disappointing draw in the opening match to their glorious victory in the Final; the story brings back all the ups and downs of World Cup 1966, set against a stark backdrop of world events that defined that tumultuous time period.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491893180
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 02/28/2014
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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