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Football and Fascism: The National Game Under Mussolini

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Institutionalized as a fascist game in Mussolinis Italy, football was exploited domestically in an attempt to develop a sense of Italian identity and internationally as a diplomatic tool to improve Italys standing in the global arena. The 1930s were the zenith of achievement for Italian football. Italy hosted and won the 1934 World Cup tournament and retained the trophy in 1938 in France. In the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Italy won the soccer tournament with a team of university students, affirming the nations international ...

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Football and Fascism: The National Game Under Mussolini
2004, Berg Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9781859737057

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Football and Fascism: The National Game Under Mussolini
2004, Berg Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9781859737002

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