Populism and political motives for hosting the FIFA World Cup: Comparing England 1966 and Russia 2018

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Populism and political motives for hosting the FIFA World Cup : Comparing England 1966 and Russia 2018. / Gillett, Alex G.; Tennent, Kevin D.

Populism in Sport, Leisure, and Popular Culture. Taylor and Francis, 2021. p. 167-182.

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Gillett, AG & Tennent, KD 2021, Populism and political motives for hosting the FIFA World Cup: Comparing England 1966 and Russia 2018. in Populism in Sport, Leisure, and Popular Culture. Taylor and Francis, pp. 167-182. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429340840-11

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Gillett, A. G., & Tennent, K. D. (2021). Populism and political motives for hosting the FIFA World Cup: Comparing England 1966 and Russia 2018. In Populism in Sport, Leisure, and Popular Culture (pp. 167-182). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429340840-11

Vancouver

Gillett AG, Tennent KD. Populism and political motives for hosting the FIFA World Cup: Comparing England 1966 and Russia 2018. In Populism in Sport, Leisure, and Popular Culture. Taylor and Francis. 2021. p. 167-182 https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429340840-11

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Gillett, Alex G. ; Tennent, Kevin D. / Populism and political motives for hosting the FIFA World Cup : Comparing England 1966 and Russia 2018. Populism in Sport, Leisure, and Popular Culture. Taylor and Francis, 2021. pp. 167-182

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