Against the Elements

Against the Elements

Subtitle:
The Eruption of Icelandic Football
By:
Matt McGinn
Price:
£12.99
Out:
ISBN:
9781785317200
Format:
Paperback
Size:
216 x 138
Pages:
256

Description

With a population of just 350,000, Iceland stunned the world when it went toe-to-toe with the elite at Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup. So how was such a tiny nation able to take on the giants of world football? Part travelogue, part thematic investigation, Against the Elements searches for the reason for Iceland's remarkable, unprecedented rise.

 

 

About the author

Matt McGinn is a PhD researcher at the University of Nottingham who specialises in the relationship between sport, national identity and memory. Matt has written about football for ESPN, the Guardian and Howler. He is interested in football writing as a means to explore personal stories beyond the pitch and to reveal the cultural and sociological patterns that shape the game. Against the Elements is his first book.

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