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Published: 15 May 2016

256 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199394975

Bookseller Code (06)

The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

James Dorsey

  • · A fascinating look at Middle Eastern and North African football, a key battleground for political control, social justice, identity and gender rights.
  • Football evokes deep-seated passions and offers unique insight into the region
  • · Examples include clandestine Saudi women football clubs, political demonstrations at Algerian matches, Somali child solders turned soccer stars and Iranian women who disguise themselves as men to watch matches.