Steven Apostolov on the 1950 World Cup

Steven Apostolov earned a Ph.D. in 2011 from the University of Paris.

His dissertation “Les hauts et les bas du soccer professionnel aux Etats-Unis à partir du cas du Massachusetts [The Highs and Lows of Professional Soccer in the United States through the Case of Massachusetts]” explored the long history of soccer in the Commonwealth. He has also published articles on Zinedine Zidane and Hristo Stoitchkov. Apostolov has taught courses on soccer history at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and Tufts University.

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As part of his research Steven interviewed five members of the United States 1950 World Cup Squad: Joe Souza, Harry Keough, Walter Bahr, Gino Pariani and Frank Borghi.

Harry Keough appears in this FIFAtv video on the 1950 U.S. vs. England match. It also shows extensive film clips of the game.

Frank Borghi and Keough also appeared in this 2009 report on the game made by ITV in England.

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