From the publisher:
Like everybody else at Torpedo Moscow, Vanya loves Eduard Streltsov, the dashing young striker who scores hatfuls of goals. But on the eve of the 1958 World Cup, Streltsov is arrested and Vanya has to reconsider everything. Streltsov is a story of fandom and celebrity, of booze and paranoia, of two men who can only really understand the world through football.
Jonathan Wilson is the editor of The Blizzard. He writes regularly for the Guardian, Sports Illustrated and World Soccer and his work also appears in the Independent and the New Statesman. He is the critically acclaimed author of a series of sports titles, including Inverting The Pyramid: A History Of Football Tactics, which was football book of the year in the UK and Italy and was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book Of The Year. Follow Jonathan Wilson on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jonawils