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November 2009
New Edition - October 2001
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ISBN: 978-1-902719-02-3

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when pele broke our hearts
wales and the 1958 world cup

Mario Risoli
Foreword by John Charles
Preface by Nicky Wire

terrific...a lovely story, well told and, best of all, you don't have to be Welsh to enjoy it                                           The Sunday Times

a brilliant book...a thoroughly good read...I warmly recommend it
                                                           Adrian Chiles Radio 5 Live

a great tale, diligently researched and well told
                                                                                              GQ Magazine

excellent...an intriguing story, compellingly told
                                                                                             Four Four Two

If you were to write a surreal football comedy script tinged with pathos, personal tragedy, heroism, politics, adventure and endeavour, you couldn't begin to emulate the story of Wales in 1958...well-crafted...meticulously researched
                                          Total Football

A beautifully written and expertly researched book, which gives an insight into Wales' greatest football triumph                               Nicky Wire

When Pele Broke Our Hearts is the definitive story of the Welsh team's remarkable 1958 World Cup campaign, the first and only time Wales has qualified for football's premier tournament. This new edition features a new preface from Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers

Mario Risoli is a journalist and author. 

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