How my father briefly explained the world to me before the 1978 World Cup

Qatar is not the first nefarious World Cup. As a teenager, our author Michael Streck was invited to Argentina for the World Cup. Nothing came of it because his father pulled the plug. To this day, Streck is grateful to him for that.

This World Cup story begins eleven years before the first World Cup in 1930. It begins in the city that hosted the entire tournament, Montevideo, Uruguay. And it starts with my grandfather.

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