The Grass Is Always Greener in Brazil

by Henrik Brandão Jönsson

With five world titles and an unbroken string of big stars who dribbled their way through the decades, Brazil is football's given superpower.

Ahead of the 2014 World Cup, Rio’s correspondent Henrik Brandão Jönsson traveled around the giant nation to come close to the main football profiles.

The result is chapters like:

Pele and Neymar – Brazil's past and future

The football commentator who eclipses the players

Romário – The killer who has become top politician

Brazil's most denigrated footballers

The Amazonas football queens

The Grass Is Always Greener in Brazil depicts the Brazilian football history from Charles Miller, who landed in Santos with Brazil's first leather ball for more than a century ago, to today's gem Neymar. But it is also a book about the breathtaking contrasts in the country of football, Brazil.

Brandão Jönsson writes in world class! 

The Grass Is Always Greener in Brazil is also in an international comparison quite an extraordinary book about football and society. The author plays definitely in the same league as giants like Simon Kuper, Franklin Foer and Erik Niva. In the tournament’s "World Cup-Literature  2014" Henrik Brandão Jönsson’s work has already made it to the semi-finals!

  • Original Title |
    Gräset är alltid grönare i Brasilien
  • Pages |
    240
  • Publishing Year |
    2013
  • Available Material |
    English Manuscript, Chapter Summary, Reviews
  • Rights Sold |
    HOL | DEN | UK (EWR)
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