Soccer – Calcio in Italian – is very important in Italy. That might be understating it. To be honest, it is closer to a national obsession. On major game days, the streets are empty and shouts of joy and anguish can be heard from open windows. To understand Italy, one must have at least a basic understanding of soccer, it’s importance and it’s passions. Paddy Agnew sums it up well in his book Forza “Historically, the tradition of spectacle has always been important in Italy. It’s a culture where what goes on in public really matters, public perception matters — the idea of bella figura. Spectacle also matters, and by extension football matters because it is a great spectacle. The other thing about football is that it’s a meritocracy. In Italy, a lot of people instinctively feel [suspicious] of a guy who gets named director of the local bank or […]
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