“Passion” is the story of Japan soccer team coach Philippe Troussier, his struggle to make it as a player and manager and his travels around France, Africa and Japan. In the book, Troussier also details his philosophy and thinking as he prepares for the World Cup in June.

The book has been published in Japanese by NHK and will be published in Today, in the first of 10 weekly extracts from the book, Troussier explains his purpose for writing the book and describes his feelings ahead of last year’s Confederations Cup final.

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