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4.0 out of 5 stars good but a bit padded out, 2 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Tears in Argentina: Celtic's Quest for the World Club Championship: Celtic's Quest for the World Cup Championship (Paperback)
I enjoyed this book, I grew up knowing very little about these three games that celtic and racing club of Argentina were involved in, I, like most decent football fans blamed the indiscipline of the racing team. I now know that celtic too lost their composure in the deciding third game, but I for one cannot blame them after the intense provocation that they endured in the previous two matches, overall a book that brings back to life an almost forgotten series of games, that surely should have had celtic crowned unnoficial world club champions, if there was any justice.

Sadly the referee's have to take a lot of the blame for their abject failure to control the Racing Club players in the first two matches, Maybe if they did the carnage of the third and decisive match may have been avoided.

The book could have done without the authors hunt for a tango dress for one of his relatives, I felt that this was padding I could have done without. Also he went into some detail about the political regime of Argentina at the time of these matches, but didn't do the same when he was teaching rich kids in El Salvador, a country with a much worse human rights record. Keep the politics out of such books.

Also a bit pedantic I know but Argentina defeated West Germany in the 1986 World Cup Final not Holland, and the front cover graphic shows a police officer escorting Bobby Lennox of the field, the officer is seen brandishing a sword, but in the actual photo within the book the sword is nowhere in sight, maybe this was airbrushed out.

In conclusion the Argentinians had felt that their Country had been slighted and felt they were badly treated by the media and Alf Ramsey, when Argentina were knocked out of the world cup the previous year by England, and that these games against Celtic were seen as some kind of payback.

Overall this is probably the best book we are going to see on these series of games, and one which I found in the main intensely enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars CELTIC V RAC ING CLUB., 22 July 2013
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This review is from: Tears in Argentina: Celtic's Quest for the World Club Championship: Celtic's Quest for the World Cup Championship (Paperback)
product arrived on time in excellent condition content very well written giving excellent detail and insight to this game would recommend this to any football fan.
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