Qatar's extraordinary efforts to build a world class soccer team

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Soccer is played professionally in just about every country. Where there are pro teams, there are scouts. Football Dreams held tryouts for more than five million young players -- mostly across Africa, but also in Latin America and Southeast Asia. It was funded by an Arab prince from Qatar. Qatar will host the World Cup in four years. Journalist Sebastian Abbott has written a new book about the Football Dreams program.


Sebastian Abbott, author. Courtesy of Abbott. 

Credits

Guest:
Sebastian Abbot - author, “The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer’s Next Superstars” - @sebabbot

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or, Devan Schwartz