It's a Game of Two Halves

Some people seem to think that football is a matter of life and death. But as we all know, it's much more important than that.

Eleven Poems about Football

edited by Conor O’Callaghan

From the publisher:

Football has accrued its fair share of sound-bites and foot-in-mouth moments. The poems in this anthology strike an altogether more subtle note and take us to the very heart ...

The Fall of the House of Fifa

David Conn

David Runciman writes:

As the world continues its Trumpian turn away from soft power towards the colder comforts of hard power, some moments now look like straws in the wind. In late November ...


Jean-Philippe Toussaint

From the publisher:

‘This is a book that isn’t going to please anybody, not intellectuals, who aren’t interested in football, or football-lovers, who will find it too intellectual. But I ...

The Story of the World Cup: 2018

Brian Glanville

From the publisher:

Brian Glanville’s dramatic history of the world’s most famous football tournament has become the most authoritative guide to the World Cup. Fully revised and updated in ...