Soccer is the global game - and nowhere more so than in Africa. Africa United is the story of modern -day Africa told through its soccer. Traveling across thirteen countries, from Cairo to the Cape, Steve Bloomifield meets players and fans, politicians and rebel leaders, discovering the role that soccer has played in shaping the continent. He recounts how soccer has helped to stoke conflicts and end war, bring countries together and prop up authoritarian regimes. A lively and elegantly reported travelogue , Africa United calls attention to the amazing relationship between people and soccer, and to the state of Africa on the cusp of the biggest moment in its sporting history, the 2010 World Cup.