Football in France
a cultural history
|Subject||Fußball. -- swd
Soccer -- Social aspects -- France -- History.
Soccer -- Social aspects. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01122161
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Soccer. -- bisacsh
Sportsoziologie. -- swd
Voetbal. -- gtt
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.