New Jersey’s soccer-mad governor Phil Murphy opens up about the 2018 World Cup, the future of soccer in the U.S., and how the beautiful game can bridge the broad divides in American politics.
The French star could maraud the pitch like football’s haunted elite, but instead Griezmann plays the game with a delightful brand of footballing innocence. It could cast him as the surprise French star of the World Cup.
“As beautiful as a Zlatan Golazo, as intelligent as a Pep Guardiola tactical change,
as colorful as a Jurgen Klopp press conference, Eight by Eight is a giddy, welcome addition
to the football literature landscape.”
—Roger Bennett, Men in Blazers