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1982 Brazil
1982 Brazil

1982 Brazil

The Glorious Failure


256 Pages, 5.75 x 8.75

Formats: Cloth, EPUB

Cloth, $26.95 (US $26.95) (CA $35.95)

Publication Date: December 2020

ISBN 9781785316869

Rights: US & CA

Pitch Publishing (Dec 2020)


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1982 tells the story of football's most exhilarating and entertaining World Cup side. This scintillating Brazil team - blessed with Zico, Sócrates, Falcão, Éder and Júnior - lit up the 1982 World Cup with a brand of football that was 'futebol arte'. Playing to the accompaniment of a samba soundtrack from their supporters in the stands, the side scored 15 goals in five games and enchanted the world, but their dream fell apart in the Sarrià Stadium against Italy. Even so, it was a match considered one of the greatest World Cup fixtures of all time and it changed the way the game was played forever. The Brazilian 1982 World Cup side have become a cast of mythical characters. Despite failing to reach the semi-finals, they made the football world hold its breath every time they stepped on the pitch. Told through the eyes of a young boy who fell in love with the men in yellow, and the memories of those who were there to witness Brazil's most glorious failure, 1982 is the definitive account of the greatest team never to win a World Cup.

Author Biography

Karen Manton was born in Grangetown, Middlesbrough in the North East of England. From leaving school she worked for the local authority. Having suffered from Bipolar Disorder from the age of 17 Karen retired at a very young age on ill health. She later returned to work in Social Care but after suffering further ill health resigned from her post. She then decided to write her life story 'Searching For Brighter Days: Learning to Manage My Bipolar Brain.' Karen is continuing to help others with mental illness by speaking out on various radio stations, writing magazine articles, blogs and podcast interviews, etc. Karen is also training as a Peer Support worker.