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Tears at La Bombonera: Stories from a Six-Year Sojourn in South America

Christopher Hylland

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From the publisher:

Tears at La Bombonera is author Christopher Hylland's six-year journey living, working and travelling through South America - where football is a way of life.

From Buenos Aires to Colombia's Caribbean coast, and back again, Hylland experiences the history and fanaticism at some of South America's football clubs along the way. Football is a global language, and he shares the stories and experiences from the terraces. It's a place where what happens on the pitch can rank low in terms of quality, but means so much off of it; where everything else, most notably the culture of the game, is unrivalled. Hundreds of thousands of football-mad visitors flock to South America every season. To the iconic stadia such as La Bombonera and Maracana; to lower division teams in the shadows of some of the world's poorest slums and favelas.

Tears at La Bombonera is a book rich in human interest, including the author's own personal experience of adapting to a new continent and way of life.

The author:

Born in Oslo in 1985, Christopher Hylland grew up in England before regularly moving between Norway and the UK. In 2013, he moved to Buenos Aires in Argentina where he found himself falling in love with a country, a people and their football. Having returned from his six-year sojourn, Hylland now tells his own tale, along with the stories of the countries he lived in and people he encountered, with a common theme of football throughout.


22 x 14 cm
352 pages
March 2021