- Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students
Mon., Mar. 19, 2018
John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Belfer Center Library, Room L369
The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs host a Director's Lunch with Sebastian Abbot on his book “The Away Game:The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars,” in the Belfer Center Library (L369).
The gripping story of a group of boys discovered in what may be the largest talent search in sports history. Over the past decade, an audacious program called Football Dreams has held tryouts for millions of 13-year-old boys across Africa looking for soccer’s next superstars. Led by the Spanish scout who helped launch Lionel Messi’s career at Barcelona and funded by the desert kingdom of Qatar, the program has chosen a handful of boys each year to train to become professionals -- a process over a thousand times more selective than getting into Harvard.