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The Dark Arena by Mario Puzo

By Mario Puzo

Mario Puzo received overseas popularity of The Godfather and his different Mafia novels. yet sooner than growing these masterpieces, Puzo wrote his first acclaimed novel The darkish Arena–an excellent tale of a war-scarred younger American in a conflict opposed to corruption and betrayal. . . .

After coming domestic on the finish of global struggle II, Walter Mosca reveals himself too stressed for his civilian position in the USA. So he returns to Germany to discover the girl he had as soon as loved–and to begin a few form of lifestyles in a vanquished nation. yet sooner than Walter stretches a dismal panorama of defeat and intrigue, as he succumbs to the corrupting affects of a malevolent time. Now he enters a special form of conflict, one within which he needs to make a fateful decision–between love and ambition, ardour and greed, existence and loss of life. . . .

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The Dark Arena

Mario Puzo received foreign popularity of The Godfather and his different Mafia novels. yet prior to developing these masterpieces, Puzo wrote his first acclaimed novel The darkish Arena–an stunning tale of a war-scarred younger American in a conflict opposed to corruption and betrayal. . . .

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Sports events of our time. The first World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930, 26 years after FIFA first discussed the idea. In the early days, some teams were unable to travel to the host country, but by the 1950s, long-distance travel was becoming much easier and quicker. As the tournament became more accessible, it grew in popularity. The 1950 World Cup final at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro was attended by 200,000 people. In WORLD FIRST Uruguay offered to pay travel and 1958, Brazilian teenager Pele accommodation expenses to the 13 became the first global soccer visiting teams at the first World Cup.

FRANZ BECKENBAUER (b. 1945) Beckenbauer’s intelligence shone on the field as he dictated play from a deep sweeper position. Together with Johann Cruyff, he is one of the few soccer-playing legends to achieve similar success as a manager. Having captained West Germany at the 1974 World Cup, he managed the team when it won again in 1990. FERENC PUSKAS (b. 1927) The star of Hungary’s famous team of the 1950s, Ferenc Puskas was part of the Hungarian team that beat England 6–3 at Wembley in 1953. He joined Real Madrid of Spain in 1958.

Eight of the players who won the World Cup for Brazil in 1958 were in the team that retained the World Cup in 1962. Only seven different countries have been World Cup champions, although there have been 18 finals. The FA Cup is the oldest competition in soccer. The highest scoring FA Cup victory was on October 15, 1887, when Preston North End beat Hyde United 26–0 in the first round of the competition. The score was 12–0 at half time and 25–0 at 90 minutes. The final goal was scored in the five minutes of extratime added by the referee.

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