Football Club Geopolitics
22 unusual stories to understand the world
Preface by Pascal Boniface
Why did Franco's Spain refuse to play against the USSR? Which matches have gone beyond the sporting issue to become a geopolitical war? What confrontations are impossible between certain countries, such as the one between Russia and Ukraine? Conversely, how can football be a tool for emancipation?
In a pleasant and precise style, the author tells us 22 stories in which the round ball found itself at the heart of international relations. To show us that geopolitics is neither off-putting nor reserved for experienced diplomats, and that football can go beyond the simple framework of the field.
192 pages | ISBN: 9782315009008