David Goldblatt's "The Ball Is Round" was published in 2006 and has long established itself as the classic account of the development of the beautiful game across the globe. Internationally celebrated for its style and the wealth of information presented, this work has set the standard for books about the history of football. A sequel covering the years 2006-2018 will be published in Spring 2019.
The FIFA World Football Museum is delighted to present the writer in the latest edition of our "Meet the Author" series as part of the cultural programme on Wednesday, 30 May 2018, at 19:30. Ahead of the FIFA World Cup™, Goldblatt will be speaking about his research that went into the writing of this sequel and we will discuss the development of football across the globe and how these developments have influenced football's most coveted prize, the FIFA World Cup.
Whether you have read the book or not, if you are interested in the global development of football you should not miss out on the opportunity to meet the author of one of the classic accounts of how the beautiful game has conquered the globe.
The talk will be held in English. The entry is free.