Sebastian Abbot | The Away Game: The Epic Search for Football’s Next Superstars | February 14, 2021

Sebastian Abbot, journalist and author of the critically acclaimed book, The Away Game, spoke to Danyel Reiche, Visiting Associate Professor, at Georgetown University in Qatar, about Qatar’s search for football’s next superstars. This webinar is part of the larger CIRS research initiative on “Building a Legacy: Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022.”

Sebastian Abbot is the author of The Away Game: The Epic Search for Football’s Next Superstars, which tells the story of the largest talent search in football history. The book was a finalist for The Telegraph Football Book of the Year and the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. Prior to publishing the book, Mr. Abbot spent over a half dozen years working as a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press in the Middle East and Asia. He has also worked for over a decade in investment banking and private equity for firms like J.P. Morgan and Affiliated Managers Group. Mr. Abbot has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

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