1. An authoritative global history of football is provided by David Goldblatt, The Ball Is Round (London: Viking, 2006). The globalization of soccer is also discussed by Gerald Hödl, “The Second Globalisation of Soccer” (San Francisco: Funders Network on Trade and Globalization, 16 June 2006), available at www.fntg.org/news/index.php?op=view&articleid=1237&type=0; and Franklin Foer, How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization (New York: HarperCollins, 2004).
2. Kofi A. Annan, “At the UN, How We Envy the World Cup,” International Herald Tribune, 10–11 June 2006, 5.
3. Geoffrey Wheatcroft, “Non-Native Sons,” Atlantic Monthly, June 2006.
5. Alan Beattie, “Distortions of the World Cup, a Game of ...