Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Outcasts! The Lands That FIFA Forgot

Who walks out onto the pitch in an international is decided by FIFA, but what should simply be a football match is no longer so simple.

If you want to play an international more than 3,000 metres above sea level, forget it. FIFA says ‘non’.

If you want to play an international in front of fans who like to stand up, forget it. FIFA says ‘non’.

And if you want to play a game against a place that FIFA decides does not really exist, forget it. FIFA says ‘non’.

But football exists, persists even, outside of the rules set down by FIFA and nowhere more so than among the countries that the game’s ruling body says cannot exist.

In this journey outside the boundaries of international football, Outcasts: The Lands That FIFA Forgot goes in search of the teams left kicking their heels on the sidelines of international football.

From the excluded national teams of Greenland to Gibraltar, to a Falklands conflict about football, Kosovans playing an eternal waiting game and football on top of the world with Scandinavian tribesmen, this is football among the Outcasts.

This book takes a sideways look at how the idea of nationality is defined both on and off the football field.

Buy a copy of "Outcasts!"

2 comments:

Nnamdi said...

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Thanks,

Yours Faithful,

Nnamdi Igweze.

Nnamdi said...

Dear Sir / Madam.

Good day to you. My name is Nnamdi Igweze. I am a Nigerian. I need a football agent or someone who is interested in football who can sponsor me to play a professional football. I am a gifted footballer with varieties of football talents and stamina. But my problem is that I don’t have a sponsor.



Recently I left Nigeria to Cote d’Ivoire , therefore, I am presently living in Cote d’Ivoire to continue my football carrier here, but I have not been able to join a club because I have no body to push me forward. So I decided to adopt the internet method to search for someone who will sponsor me.



My purpose of contacting you is for you to become my carrier manager/sponsor and assist me in getting a club over there in your country or anywhere else in the world. You can come over here to watch my performance or you can invite me over there in your country for you to asses my football talent.



I am serious about this and I am curiously contacting as many people as I could over this matter. Once you declare your interest then we will discuss how we go about it. As I wait for your reply, have a nice day and with God’s blessings. Email ( footlegend.igweze7@gmail.com )



Thanks,

Yours Faithful,

Nnamdi Igweze.