An (unlikely?) theory of globalisation. Soccer is more than a game or a way of life; it is a perfect window into the cross currents of today’s world, with all it’s joys and sorrows.  In this wide-ranging work of reportage, Foer takes the reader on a surprising tour through the world of soccer, shining a spotlight on  the clash of civilisations, the international economy and just about everything in between. An utterly original book that makes sense of our troubled times.