“With one boot in Belfast and the other in the Bayou, Stephen Rea writes with wit and joy in capturing his love for soccer, er, football and his unbridled excitement for the 2018 World Cup.”
―Steven Goff, Washington Post
“Rea introduces the book with a Fever Pitch style confession about his obsession with the beautiful game growing up during the ‘troubles’ in Belfast, including an anecdote about how he packed his better half off on a holiday so he could watch the World Cup finals in peace. . . . If this year’s World Cup is as entertaining as World Cup Fever we’ll all have something to cheer about.”
—First Touch Online
Stephen Rea is a freelance writer who has been watching the World Cup for four decades. He is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland but has lived in New Orleans, Louisiana since 2004. A former national newspaper journalist in the UK, he penned the critically-acclaimed memoir Finn McCool’s Football Club and writes a weekly column for the official website of the English Premier League club Chelsea.