“The result is a fascinating, and no doubt officially sanctioned, glimpse inside the enormous machinery that makes a World Cup happen.”

-John Anderson, The Wall Street Journal

“What emerges is a nuanced… portrait of the poorest inhabitants of the richest country in the world.”

-Geoff Berkshire, Variety

“If we choose to pursue these ideas further, we may find ourselves questioning how our allegiance to the adrenal thrills of sports can help hide darker truths about the companies, countries, and organizations we throw our allegiance behind.”

Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

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