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Simon Kuper is a British author and FT columnist who writes about sport from an anthropological perspective. 

His new book explores how FC Barcelona became one of the most influential organisations on the planet – and how that envied position now hangs in the balance. Written with unprecedented access to the club’s leading figures and staff, it charts the central role of Johan Cruyff, Pep Guardiola and Lionel Messi, perhaps the greatest player of his generation who has just left the club.

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