Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Five of the best books about soccer

Richard Williams, author of The Perfect 10, tagged his five favorite books about soccer at the Guardian. One title on the list:
The World Cup is football’s biggest money geyser – the organisers declared a profit of $2.6bn on revenues of $4.8bn from the 2014 edition, held in Brazil –and the tawdry consequences are analysed in David Conn’s The Fall of the House of Fifa. Readers of this newspaper will note the author’s identity and be prepared for a forensic account of 20 years of murky dealings among the leaders of the world governing body, its controlled anger infused with a fan’s sorrow.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue