David Goldblatt unravels the story of Brazil through its abiding passion for football. Read more
David Goldblatt unravels the story of Brazil through its abiding passion for football.
In the 1950s, Brazilian football came to define the nation at home and abroad.
Playing the Hardline
How the dictatorial regime came to rely on football to support its legitimacy.
Magic and Dreams Are Dead
After years of dictatorship, could the bewitching promise of the ball revive a nation?
Chronicle of a Mess Foretold
The public outrage at the economic costs and social impact of staging the 2014 World Cup.