More Stories of World Cup Rivalries from 'Soccer Junkie' Patrick Johnston

Jul 28, 2014

Patrick Johnston is a self-described “soccer junkie.” A soccer coach at the University of the South in Sewanee, he has been to every World Cup since Mexico in 1986 and wrote the book The Odyssey of a Soccer Junkie about his experiences.  He was our guest on Around and About a few weeks ago to talk about his book detailing his adventures in pursuit of tickets and a place to sleep wherever the World Cup has been played in the past 25 years. When he was here last time he told Richard Winham he was getting ready to go down to Brazil to catch the final games in this year’s World Cup. Now he’s back from Brazil and—as promised—he dropped in to share some stories about this year’s World Cup with us.