Jogo Bonito: Pele, Neymar and Brazil's Beautiful Game (Paperback)
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Jogo Bonito: Pele, Neymar and Brazil's Beautiful Game (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 05/06/2014
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In Brazil nothing is more important than football.

If England is the birthplace of football then Brazil - the five-time World Cup winners and home of Pele, Romario, Ronaldo, Neymar and the rest - is the heart and soul of the game.

Jogo Bonito - meaning 'the beautiful game' - takes you on a journey through the Wild West of Brazilian football. On the way we meet an eclectic cast of characters, such as Mario Zagallo, the four-time World Cup winner; the long, lost son of Garrincha; Brazil's best-loved bad boy player turned politician, Romario; and many more. We take a trip to an away game with the country's most violent hooligans, visit the home of the world's largest amateur football tournament and enjoy a boozy dinner with South America's most famous commentator - he of 'goooooooool' fame.

Jogo Bonito is a history, a travelogue and a gonzo-style report into a country which has the sixth biggest economy in the world and yet questionable records on education, healthcare and corruption. The result is a book that not only tells the story of Brazilian football, but also of today's Brazil.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224099899
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 307 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Jonsson's book is a joy, dancing around erratically between the best and worst of Brazil * The Times *
Distinguished by its entertaining originality -- Richard Williams * Guardian *
Jonsson is a fearless, dogged journalist... Jogo Bonito is an artful, spare book. The prose gallops along in an elegant and entertaining introduction to the sprawling intoxicating mess that is modern Brazil -- Francis O'Shaugnessy * Racing Post *

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