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    DescriptionForeword by Gilberto Silva. The Brazilian game has become synonymous with excellence, success and beautiful, irresistible football. Supporters from every part of the globe are able to recount joyful tales about Brazil's unmatched achievements, especially ones of World Cup glory - not for them the almost fifty years of hurt endured by England fans. But few realise that the most crucial transformations undergone by Brazilian football came as a direct result of the Selecao's failures. Shocking Brazil looks at six crucial World Cup campaigns that radically altered the face of Brazilian football and which had repercussions far beyond the sport. Behind the ignominy lurk narratives of racism, corruption, authoritarianism, corporate power and greed. This tour de force through the history of Brazilian football, told through the prism of these six famous defeats, is by turns fascinating, enlightening, shocking and utterly compelling.

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    Shocking Brazil
    Six Games That Shook the World Cup
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fernando Duarte, By (author) Gilberto Silva
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    ISBN 13: 9781909715165
    ISBN 10: 1909715166

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.1
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLSB
    DC22: 796.334
    B&T General Subject: 760
    LC classification: GV
    Abridged Dewey: 796
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24450
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO040000
    BIC subject category V2: WSJA1
    BISAC V2.8: SPO015000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLSB
    DC23: 796.3346680981
    Thema V1.0: SFBD, SFBC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KLSB
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (black and white, and colour)
    Birlinn General
    Imprint name
    Arena Sport
    Publication date
    01 October 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    FERNANDO DUARTE is a former UK Correspondent for O Globo, a Brazilian daily newspaper based in Rio, who now writes extensively for the Guardian, ESPN, World Soccer, Football 24/7, and offers regular punditry for CNN, BT Sport, Talksport, National Geographic, the Today programme at Radio 4 and the Guardian Football Weekly podcast. He has covered the Brazilian national team since 2003, following them all around the world, and has reported from the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups as well as the Sydney and London Olympics.
    Review quote
    'Duarte offers something unique: a rollicking account of the country's World Cup history in English by an insider ... he tells good stories, and the great players he interviews actually say interesting things' - Simon Kuper, Financial Times 'It's impossible not to love Fernando Duarte. Energetic, funny, informed, extremely well-connected, unique and a brilliant story-teller' - Sid Lowe 'Fernando Duarte is a storyteller of rare ability, effortlessly mixing insight and entertainment, all with a sense of wonder' - Gabrielle Marcotti