product description page

Das Reboot : How German Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World (Paperback) (Raphael

Das Reboot : How German Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World (Paperback) (Raphael - image 1 of 1
$12.23
MSRPReg: $17.99 Save $5.76 (32% off)

about this item

July 13th 2014, World Cup Final, the last ten minutes of extra time: Germany forward Mario Götze, receiving a floated pass from his international teammate André Schürrle, jumps slightly to meet the ball and cushion it with his chest. Landing on his left foot, he takes a step with his right, swivels, and in one fluid motion, without the ball touching the ground, volleys it past the onrushing Argentine goalkeeper into the far corner of the net. The goal wins Germany the World Cup for the first time in almost thirty years. In the aftermath, Götze looks dazed, unable to comprehend what he has done.In Das Reboot, Guardian journalist and television pundit Raphael Honigstein charts the return of German soccer from the international wilderness of the late nineteen-nineties to Götze’s moment of genius and asks, how did this come about? How did German soccer reinvent itself away from its efficient but unappealing and defensively-minded past to the free-flowing, attack-minded soccer that was on display in 2014? The answer takes him from California to Stuttgart, from Munich to the Maracaná, via Dortmund and Amsterdam. Packed with exclusive interviews with the key protagonists, Honigstein’s book lifts the lid on the secrets of German soccer’s success.
July 13th 2014, World Cup Final, the last ten minutes of extra time: Germany forward Mario Götze, receiving a floated pass from his international teammate André Schürrle, jumps slightly to meet the ball and cushion it with his chest. Landing on his left foot, he takes a step with his right, swivels, and in one fluid motion, without the ball touching the ground, volleys it past the onrushing Argentine goalkeeper into the far corner of the net. The goal wins Germany the World Cup for the first time in almost thirty years. In the aftermath, Götze looks dazed, unable to comprehend what he has done.

In Das Reboot, Guardian journalist and television pundit Raphael Honigstein charts the return of German soccer from the international wilderness of the late nineteen-nineties to Götze?s moment of genius and asks, how did this come about? How did German soccer reinvent itself away from its efficient but unappealing and defensively-minded past to the free-flowing, attack-minded soccer that was on display in 2014? The answer takes him from California to Stuttgart, from Munich to the Maracaná, via Dortmund and Amsterdam. Packed with exclusive interviews with the key protagonists, Honigstein?s book lifts the lid on the secrets of German soccer?s success.
Number of Pages: 276.0
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Soccer, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Raphael Honigstein
Language: English
Street Date: October 6, 2015
TCIN: 31171467
UPC: 9781568585307
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-2648

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.