Overview:Kicking - "Kicking" tells the story of what happened off the pitch during the 2002 World Cup: when, for an extraordinary moment in English footballing culture, the most feared and distrusted fans in the world became the most popular, most imitated and most adored people in Japan. While other commentators had their eyes on the pitch, David Willem was following the fans into the bars, restaurants, entertainment districts, and even the courthouses around the grounds in order to record this unique event. In "Kicking", he covers the whole story: from the uncertainty that characterised English-Japanese relations before and after the first game against Sweden, through the spontaneous all-night street party the Japanese laid on for the victory over Argentina, to the mutual admiration that had developed in time for England's qualification from the group stage and the defeat of Denmark. But "Kicking" is more than just an account of this cross-cultural love-in. It is also an introduction to Japanese culture, and an examination of the way in which the national identities of England and Japan express themselves through football. Above all, the book shows how thousands of acts of individual kindness by ordinary Japanese people, combined with intelligent policing and brilliant organization, produced a tournament where, for the first time, England fans felt truly welcome - and responded in kind. Forget what happened on the pitch, the real story of the 2002 World Cup was the love affair between England and Japan.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725650-9781840186239. It was written by the following authors: David Willem. Book Kicking, which can be read online, published by the company: Transworld Publishers Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Maps, Travel, Sports Books. The book was published on 2002-10-24 00:00:00. It has 192 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 345 g. File for download Kicking has PDF format and is called kicking.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.

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