After the tournament is over, if you’re still looking for a soccer fix, or maybe even trying to understand the seemingly unprecedented interest your friends have taken in soccer, be sure to read a copy of Franklin Foer’s book, How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization. In it, Foer takes readers and students on a surprising tour through the world of soccer, shining a spotlight on the clash of civilizations, the international economy, and just about everything in between. In this book, soccer is the lens through which complex international relations are examined, making it a great introduction to globalization for students and sports fans of all ages.
Praise for How Soccer Explains the World:
"Foer’s skills as a narrator are enviable. His characterizations… are comparable to those in Norman Mailer's journalism." —The Boston Globe
“An eccentric, fascinating exposé of a world most of us know nothing about.” —The New York Times Book Review