Read of the Day: The Invention of Love

What’s the metanarrative of a great player? A Beautiful Game, a new book interviewing 41 top players about their development, offers clues through oral history: More playing for fun than academies; more diversity of interests than grinding single-mindedness; as much luck and social capital as physical gifts. Oh, and being able to invent an adult version of love for the game after your childhood infatuation inevitably vanishes. (Andrew Guest/Pitch Invasion)

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