Buying Options

Kindle Price: $13.19
includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Kindle App Ad
The World Cup Chronicles: 31 Days that Rocked Brazil by [Jorge Knijnik]

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

The World Cup Chronicles: 31 Days that Rocked Brazil Kindle Edition

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 rating

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from

Length: 170 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

Kindle Daily Deal: Save at least 70%
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price - for that day only. See today's deal or sign up for the newsletter

Product description


"Jorge Knijnik leads us to consider grand issues. Along the way, though, he tells the fascinating stories of the coaches and players who have made Brazilian soccer such an iconic phenomenon, as well as the stadiums in which they have performed (and those in which very few people will ever perform again) and the powerful figures who oversaw the decline of “the nation of football” so sadly apparent in the 7-1 loss. Most of all, Jorge focuses on common people of his home country, introducing us to women and men who battle great odds to make Brazil serve its population more justly. The vivid commitment they show, with a vibrant mixture of optimism and practicality, runs through these pages, echoing the author’s own passionate take on the nation of his birth and, with any luck, inspiring similar feelings in all those who read this remarkable book."

Roger Kittleson, Professor of History, Williams College, Connecticut USA

"As I read through all chapters of this excellent book, my views over Brazil and football have been reinforced: football has never defined Brazil’s arguably single identity and culture; instead, as regarded and described by Jorge Knijnik, it is Brazil as a country, with its diversity, its difficulties, its qualities and its challenges that gives to football its uniqueness as a sport. Brazil is football’s own particular country."

Luiz Guilherme PivaBrazilian economist and political scientist

Product Description

Jorge Knijnik's wonderful new book, The World Cup Chronicles - 31 Days that Rocked Brazil, is a unique and different look at the 2014 World Cup and its social, cultural, political and sporting impact on the people of Brazil. 

The World Cup wasn't 'just' a football tournament for Brazilian people - even though it came to be defined by the infamous 7-1 semi-final result against eventual winners, Germany - but it was part of the national psyche and important social change, overlaid by what we now know as corrupt practices within world football which included those in power in football in Brazil over decades. 

Knijnik's book looks at before, during and after the World Cup and discusses the much-vaunted 'legacy' issues to which FIFA has always pointed as being what they give back to a nation.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8499 KB
  • Print Length: 170 pages
  • Publisher: Fair Play Publishing; 1 edition (14 June 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Customer Reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars1 customer rating
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,044,049 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
click to open popover

Customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5
1 customer rating
5 star
4 star 0% (0%) 0%
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers
Reviewed in Australia on 18 August 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase