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Author Abbot, Sebastian, author.

Title The away game : the epic search for soccer's next superstars / Sebastian Abbot.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  796.334 ABB    AVAILABLE
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Description xx, 284 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-272) and index.
Contents Prologue -- Part one. Boys. The tornado -- The skipper -- The target -- Part two. Trainees. The academy -- Final tryout -- Sent off -- Brothers -- Glory and shame -- The milk cup -- Part three. Pros. Battle of Belgium -- Miracle land -- Only the beginning -- Epilogue.
Summary For the past decade, an audacious program called Football Dreams has held tryouts for millions of young boys across Africa, looking for soccer's next superstars. Sebastian Abbot follows a small group of the boys, weaving together the drama of the boys' determination to chase their dreams with the latest ideas on talent spotting and predicting sporting success, Abbot memorably explores why some of the boys succeed and chronicles the heartbreak of those who don't.
Subject Aspire Football Dreams (Program)
Soccer players -- Qatar.
Soccer players -- Africa.
ISBN 9780393292206 (hardcover)
0393292207 (hardcover)
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