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The Heroes of World Cup 1966 [Kindle Edition]

Max Palme
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July 1966: The dreams of an Iranian political correspondent are shattered to pieces when he is informed that instead of flying to Saigon, he will have to travel to London to report on the World Cup. To him, this is an insignificant matter at a time when the world is silently burning in the flames of wars and in the coldness of the Cold War. However, to his surprise, he finds football to be a new global language. World Cup 1966, in particular, appears to be reuniting people all over the globe. In the middle of the world’s unrest, World Cup 1966 is a moment of fresh air.

From the early elimination of the two time champions, Brazil and Italy, to the phenomenal appearance of North Korea; from the brave Portuguese men who gave their all to stay longer in the competition to the proud Germans who made every effort to repair the broken image of their nation; from the tears of Black Pearl to the nine goals of Black Panther; and from England’s disappointing draw in the opening match to their glorious victory in the Final; the story brings back all the ups and downs of World Cup 1966, set against a stark backdrop of world events that defined that tumultuous time period.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 530 KB
  • Print Length: 303 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1491893184
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (3 Mar 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IWJJ278
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hahaha I loved this 28 Jun 2014
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Mehdi is an Iranian Journalist. It is 1966. He is about to embark on his dream assignment to cover the war in Vietnam. Due to an unexpected tragedy he is re-assigned to London to cover the World Cup. This is an event which is of no interest to him. He meets up with other reporters from around the world and is soon drawn into the excitement.

To be honest it is an excuse to take us through the highlights of the only World Cup which England has ever won. But Max Palme does it in a way that is readable, entertaining and sometimes touching.

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