Going Oriental: Football After World Cup 2002 (Mainstream Sport)

Going Oriental: Football After World Cup 2002 (Mainstream Sport)

by Mark Perryman (Author)


World Cup 2002, 31 days that shook the world of football and had fans everywhere gasping for more. There has arguably never been a tournament like it, with an upset arising almost every day: Cup holders France return home without scoring a single goal; Portugal humbled by the USA; Italy eliminated by South Korea; and David Beckham defeating his, and England's, nemesis Argentina - a result witnessed during a very long nationwide lunch break. This was also a World Cup of firsts: the first of the new millennium; the first to be held in Asia; and the first to be co-hosted and hooligan-free. The passion of the Japanese and South Korean fans helped restore the ethic of the people's game to a contest that had been in danger of turning into a corporate bonanza. "Going Oriental" explores the substantial impact of World Cup 2002.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Published: 30 Sep 2002

ISBN 10: 1840186771
ISBN 13: 9781840186772
Book Overview: Going Oriental explores the substantial impact of World Cup 2002 and asks--- Has the football world order been changed for good?-- Can the enthusiastic support for the game in Japan and South Korea last?-- How will the power struggle in FIFA unfold? -- What does the way the English follow their team say about the state of the nation of St George? All of this and more is discussed in a gripping ne

Author Bio
Mark Perryman has edited a number of other Mainstream publications including The Ingerland Factor, Philosophical Football and Hooligan Wars. He regularly contributes to When Saturday Comes, Total Football and The New Statesman.