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Books & Beer // The Away Game @ the Mad Fritz Tap Room

Join us at Mad Fritz's new tap room in St. Helena for a beer and discussion with Sebastian Abbot, author of The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars. Over the past decade, an audacious program called Football Dreams has held tryouts for millions of 13-year-old boys across Africa looking for soccer’s next superstars. Led by the Spanish scout who helped launch Lionel Messi’s career at Barcelona and funded by the desert kingdom of Qatar, the program has chosen a handful of boys each year to train to become professionals—a process over a thousand times more selective than getting into Harvard. It is an unforgettable story of the joy and pain these talented African boys experience as they chase their dreams in a dizzying world of rich Arab sheikhs, money-hungry agents, and soccer-mad European fans. There are two seatings on Friday, May 18th; tickets are $30 and available here!

Event date: 
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
1282B Vidovich Lane
Mad Fritz Tap Room
St. Helena, CA 94574
The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393292206
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 6th, 2018

Over the past decade, an audacious program called Football Dreams has held tryouts for millions of 13-year-old boys across Africa looking for soccer's next superstars.