Revue de presse
A fascinating book, full of politics and culture as well as football --Independent
His eye for the thrilling moment is matched only by his succinct manner in telling the tale --World Soccer
Présentation de l'éditeur
At its most bitter between Barcelona and Real Madrid, the same spirit courses through the uncompromising politics of the Basque Country, hangs over the divided city of Seville and marks Spain’s attitudes towards its national team.
In this brand new 2011 edition, Phil Ball examines the recent successes of the Spanish national team in the World Cup of 2010 and the European Championship of 2008, as the dark horses finally managed to live up to their potential. In addition the analysis of the rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona is brought up to date to take account of the impact of José Mourinho and the many fractious recent encounters between the two clubs, in both domestic and European competition.