Back in Botswana, Mma Ramotswe, the tough heroine, infiltrates a soccer team in order to solve the latest mystery.
The Gay Games, held every four years, is an Olympics-like spectacular of sporting events, from cycling to soccer to martial arts.
Well, we left off with Bishop on the soccer field, and Kalinda had her proverbial back against the wall.
1889, socca, later socker (1891), soccer (1895), originally university slang (with jocular formation -er (3)), from a shortened form of Assoc., abbreviation of association in Football Association (as opposed to Rugby football); cf. rugger. An unusual method of formation, but those who did it perhaps shied away from making a name out of the first three letters of Assoc.