Head-butting reality vs. the iconic Latino footballer by Marcela Mora y Araujo

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Futbol fiction
Sports makes good fiction: there is anticipation and doubt, the excitement and nerves, the larger than life characters, the politics and power plays, the climax…

The Zidane “head-butt incident” from the 2006 World Cup Final alone inspired works of fiction by Eduardo Galeano, Dany Laferrière, Jean-Phillipe Toussaint, as well as countess theoretical and critical responses, art exhibitions and films.

What is soccer most fictionalised moment? We investigate and review some of the best writing along the way.

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