A STUDENT JOKE became reality when Andy Sloan embarked with his football table on a footballing odyssey which would see him shaking hands with Sven, playing table football with the Iranian national team and sitting down for the World Cup final with footballing legend Pele.
Having drawn a route on a world map and written to the Football Associations of the 23 countries through which the line of travel passed, Andy set out with the intention of getting the table onto the pitches of the great stadiums of each country and interacting with the local people through the common currency of football.
23 Sweet FAs records Andy's adventure through Europe, Russia, Iran, India, the Himalayas and the Far East. He encountered a warm welcome from the president of FIFA, witnessed the titanic clash of Iran v Iraq, took tea in the home of the Dalai Lama, survived tragedy on Mount Everest and celebrated triumph in Japan. Bursting with enthusiasm, football histories and fascinating trivia, 23 Sweet FAs proves that cultural difference is no barrier when it comes to the beautiful game.show more