Four Weeks in Montevideo: The Story of World Cup 1930


  • Four Weeks in Montevideo: The Story of World Cup 1930
  • Hyder Jawad
  • 22 July 2019
  • 0956377408

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Four Weeks in Montevideo: The Story of World Cup 1930Four Weeks in Montevideo The Story of World Cup 1930A little gem this one.The author, Hyder Jawad, captures the magic, vibrancy and eccentricity of South America and finds a way in to this story with a unique search for a ticket That ticket gives us an entry to a magnificent story about the birth of the football World Cup in Uruguay 1930.Also packed with well research statistics Who was there, who wasn t there and why.The World Cup spawned from almost amateur beginnings, to the birth of a competition only rivaled by the Olympics.Make sure you read it before the next World Cup in Brazil 2014. THE STORY OF THEWORLD CUP Hosted by Uruguay, the tournament has gone down in history for being the first and most unique World Cup Onlynations entered The coach of Chile arrived with a criminal record Jules Rimet, the Fifa president, travelled across the Atlantic by boat with the World Cup trophy hidden in his briefcase Also joining him on the journey were the teams of France, Romania and Belgium The United States were the revelation of the tournament, reaching the semi finals and fostering friendship with their wit and endearingly unsophisticated playing style But by the end, the final was between the best two teams in the tournament Uruguay and Argentina And that was when Luisito Monti, the Argentina centre half, endured the death threats that would change the course of the match THE FULL STORY OF EVERY MATCH, EVERY PLAYER, EVERY DELEGATE, EVERY ANECDOTE right up to when John Langenus, the referee, blew the final whistle to end the tournament, ran out of the stadium with security guards, and on to the boat bound for Rio de Janeiro As an encore, the book also tells the shocking story of why two stars of the tournament were executed I liked the narrative where historical facts where mixed with the subjective view of a diary of someone who was actually there these days Well told story which kinda deserves a better form than this miniature paperback pocket book. This as one of the most original books I have read on World Cup history The daily 1930 World Cup diary of Antonio , whom the author met in Uruguay in 1999, provides a unique context The author s research also gives an added sense of authenticity.The stories and anecdotes make inspiring reading For those who only know the World Cup as an overblown, overhyped event, there is a need to know what it was like in 1930 when players wore hats on the pitch and when referees officiated in three piece suits.The appendix to the main book gives a biography of every player, referee, manager, stadium and official Even the shocking story of the ship on which the players travelled from Europe to South America is told in detail.If there is a criticism, it is that a few typo errors have evaded the proof reader, but this does not detract from what is an interesting, original and intriguing book about a time when the World Cup was a small event played in front of small attendances Recommended. Highly recommended to anyone with a passing interest in World Cup history The whole story behind the first FIFA World Cup hosted in Uruguay in 1930.Four weeks in Montevideo had my attention captured from start to finish Easily the best account of the 1930 World Cup in English


About the Author: Hyder Jawad

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