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Football in France

a cultural history


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Publisher
ISBN
1859736572,
9781859736579,
Language
English
Category
Subject Fußball. -- swd
Soccer -- Social aspects -- France -- History.
Soccer -- Social aspects. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01122161
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Soccer. -- bisacsh
Sportsoziologie. -- swd
Voetbal. -- gtt

Description

France's performance in the 2002 World Cup brought back painful memories of a time when France was a weak contender in world and European football - a time when national or club teams rarely won, and the French were renowned for having little interes t in the game. Today, football plays a unique role in French society. French players and coaches are highly sought after abroad and the national team has chalked up significant recent victories, including a World Cup and European Championship. This b ook is the first in English to examine the extraordinary cultural, economic, and political history.