Andreas Campomar is a publishing director, and has reviewed for, among others, the Daily Telegraph, Times Literary Supplement and the Spectator. He is the great-grand-nephew of Dr Enrique Buero, the man who convinced Jules Rimet to stage the first World Cup in Montevideo and later became Vice-president of FIFA.
Perfection, pride, politics and punch-ups. The South American way of football has never been more readable. — John Crace, Guardian
Extraordinarily ambitious. — Jonathan Wilson, New Statesman
A compelling account of how football became a force in Latin America with an impact far beyond the pitch, helping forge national identity and fuelling regional rivalries. — Chris Maume, Independent
Campomar effectively brings out the colour and passion for the game, its evocative language, its artistic power and its sometimes-martial ugliness . . . Fine, scintillating history. — Kirkus
This year's World Cup has inspired a number of notable books, among them ¡Golazo! by Andreas Campomar. — Richard Williams, Guardian