• A gripping account of how football captured a nation

  • A breezy, readable and nuanced primer to the centrality of football to Brazilian life

    Jonathan Wilson, New Statesman
  • Compelling, lucidly written, and furnished with detail to spare

  • Futebol Nation isn't really about sport - it's a pimples-and-all portrait of the world's sixth
    largest country and the many ways it has succeeded in shooting itself in both feet

    Irish Independent