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Europe United: 1 football fan. 1 crazy season. 55 UEFA nations

Matt Walker

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** AS SEEN ON BBC FOOTBALL FOCUS AND BT SPORT ****

'Excellent and thoroughly enjoyable' Sunday Sport

'Informative and eye-opening .  . an inspirational and motivational book' footballbookreviews.com

**'ONE MAN AND HIS QUEST TO SEE A GAME IN EVERY UEFA NATION IN ONE SEASON' Paul Doyle, Guardian

In June 2017, Matt said farewell to his job, surrendered his Fulham FC season ticket and set off for Georgia, the first stop on his mission. He would end his adventure eleven months later in Montenegro, having conquered the continent and captured the imagination of its sporting media. His epic journey would pose its challenges.

Yet no amount of airport confusion in Iceland, unusual betting activity in Latvia, spectator bans in Albania or ropey breakfast buffets in Moldova would make Matt miss a matchday. And then there were the games themselves: showcasing the full spectrum of footballing theatre, from the truly sublime to the utterly ridiculous. This is the story of one fan on a once-in-a-lifetime experience: travelling to Europe's unseen corners, talking with its unsung supporters, and tracing the beautiful game across the breadth of our brilliant, bizarre continent.

The author:

Matt Walker is an author, keen photographer and football globetrotter. He has watched hundreds of matches at Craven Cottage and in countries as diverse as Iran, Colombia and Ghana. He decided to combine his passions for football and travel by watching a match in all of Europe's top leagues in one season. Matt lives in London with his cats and heavy metal CDs. Europe United is his first book.

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riverrun
20 x 13 cm
Paperback
464 pages
August 2019
English
9781787476134