Understanding the World Cup


Join us for a conversation with David Goldblatt!

In 2006, David Goldblatt published The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football - the definitive history of the game - and in 2019 rought it up to date with The Age of Football: The Global Game in the Twenty First CEntury. In between he published books on Brazilian football, the history of the Olympics, and in 2015 won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award for The Game of Our Lives: The Making and Meaning of English Football. He has been described by Prof. Dominic Sandbrook of Oxford University, in the Sunday Times, as "not merely the best football historian writing today, he is possibly the best there has ever been."