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One Thousand Miles from Jamor: A Journey Through Portuguese Football [9781785316258]

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Filipe Stilwell d'Avillez takes us on a fascinating journey into the colourful world of the Portuguese Cup. Each year the country's top teams battle it out hoping to reach the cup final held at Jamor: Portugal's equivalent of Wembley Stadium. The book provides a unique window into the footballing culture of a country that lives and breathes the beautiful game. Starting with the away supporters of Graciosa, Filipe then follows the exploits of fans from Casa Pia, Angrense, Tondela, Leixoes and the previous year's winners, Aves, before focusing on the famed Lisbon derby between Benfica and Sporting - a match which divides the nation, whole families and even couples. Filipe's quest culminates with the Jamor experience. Sited amid a dense forest, the stadium is swamped by fans on cup final day. Hordes of them sing and drink in sweltering heat as pigs roast on skewers and ticketless families picnic around camper vans. One Thousand Miles from Jamor immerses the reader deep within the customs and culture of a truly football-mad country.
AUTHOR: Born in Canada in 1980 to a Portuguese father and English mother, Filipe d'Avillez is a journalist specialising in religion and international affairs. Married and a father of six, he is also a passionate football fan. One Thousand Miles from Jamor is his fourth book, but the first to be published in English.
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Author:
Filipe d'Avillez
Publisher:
Pitch Publishing Ltd
Publication:
02-Mar-2020
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Paperback
Pages:
224
Weight:
400 Grams
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