In Football Without Borders, the author expands geographically to cover the entire world of football, but he also dives into history, culture and religion. Why was it so important for South Korean Heung-min Son to score the penalty at the 2016 Olympics? Why did Cristiano Ronaldo get involved in the refugee crisis? What makes a Norwegian football coach want to undertake the job as the national team coach for the world's most closed-off country? What happens when US national team player Megan Rapinoe refuses to stand up during the performance of the American national anthem? And how big of a religion is soccer really? Samdal's curiosity about understanding the world through football truly rubs off on the reader. Informative and interesting, Samdal manages to touch on several major issues such as war, refugees, politics and love – using on the basis of his love for football.
Peder Samdal has previously written the book Mario Balotelli Explains Europe.