By John Foot
The 1st heritage of Italian soccer to be written in English, 'Calcio' is a mixture of critical research and comedian storytelling, with vibrant descriptions of video games, ambitions, dives, overlooked consequences, riots and scandals within the richest and hardest league on this planet. 'Calcio' tells the tale of Italian soccer from its origins within the 1890's to the current day. It takes us via a historical past of serious gamers and groups, of fashion, ardour and luck, but in addition of violence, cynicism, catenaccio strategies and corruption. We meet the personalities that experience formed this heritage -- from the Italian heroes to the foreigners that failed, the version execs to the mavericks. 'Calcio' inspires the triumphs (the 1982 international Cup victory) and the tragedies (Meroni, the 'Italian George Best', killed through his number 1 fan), set opposed to a backdrop of paranoia and intrigue, in a rustic the place the referee is visible as corrupt until eventually confirmed another way. Calcio isn't any longer a online game. it's occasionally tough to outline it as a recreation. it's definitely sizeable enterprise and a fanatical civic faith. there isn't any ethical code right here. Winners are continuously correct, losers regularly mistaken. This historical past of Italian soccer finds all concerning the richest and hardest league on this planet.
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Calcio: A History of Italian Football by John Foot