In Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life, author Alex Bellos provides a thrilling picture of Brazilian society and its obsession with the game of football.
Summary of the Book
In Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life, the author provides an incisive look into Brazilian soccer and culture. The Brazilian football team is one of the best football teams in the world with legendary names like Pele, Garrincha, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho associated with it. These legendary players are a source of inspiration for budding players and are adored by football-lovers everywhere. But in Latin America's largest country, football is much more than just a sport. Football also symbolizes racial harmony and flamboyance of youth. It is a sport that expresses the identity of an entire nation; it is not a sport but a religion in Brazil. This book explores what makes Brazil the 'football country' it is. From the jungles of Amazon to the streets of Rio de Janeiro, the author mentions several stories of some of the greatest names in Brazilian football. In Futebol the author uncovers what makes football the Brazilian way of life, and feeling of what it is like to live in a football-obsessed nation.
About Alex Bellos
Alex Bellos is a British writer and broadcaster. He was born in Oxford but grew up in Edinburgh and Southampton. He studied mathematics and philosophy at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, where he was the editor of the paper Cherwell. He presented the BBC TV series Inside Out Brazil and also authored the documentary Et Dieu créa…le foot, which was aired on the National Geographic Channel.