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The Glorious World Cup

Author : Alan Black
ISBN : 9781101665077
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Read Alan Black and David Henry Sterry's posts on the Penguin Blog. A guide to the biggest sporting event in the world-for those who like their soccer with a side of kick-ass. The teams, the fans, the goals, the saves, the divas, the divers, the myths, the madness-they're all part of the world-wide spectacle that is soccer's ultimate tournament, and they're all here in this turbo­charged guide. Packed with trivia, tall tales, stats, quizzes, and photos, The Glorious World Cup gives readers: •Famous player profiles •Villains, heroes, hooligans, and hard men •On-field glory and off-field indiscretions •Underdogs, overachievers, maniacs, and miracles •Commentary from famous fans-including Irvine Welsh, Po Bronson, and Simon Kuper •A look back at the greatest World Cup finals
Category: Sports & Recreation

Scotland 74

Author : Richard Gordon
ISBN : 9781845027933
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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For a small footballing nation, Scotland boasts the proud record of having qualified for the World Cup finals on eight occasions. But this fantastic feat is marred by the glorious failure of never having reached the latter stages of the tournament. Scotland '74 is a bittersweet celebration of an incredible team of world-class superstars -- Billy Bremner, Kenny Dalglish, Denis Law, Peter Lorimer, Joe Jordan and more -- who, in West Germany in 1974, managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the dying seconds. It was Scotland's best-ever chance to progress in the finals for the very first time, so how did the only unbeaten team in the tournament fail? Forty years on, it still hurts. Richard Gordon now reveals how it all went wrong. Drawing on archive reports and the memories of squad members, Scotland '74 relates the story of that big adventure, encompassing a shocking start to manager Willie Ormond's reign (a 5-0 beating by England), frequent player indiscipline and, ultimately, the onfield heartbreak that left a nation in mourning for what might have been.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Chasing The Game

Author : Filip Bondy
ISBN : 9780306819056
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A tantalizing account of the triumphs and travails of the U.S. men’s soccer team in the run-up to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, set within the historical context of American soccer on the global stage The U.S. men’s soccer team was a huge disappointment at the World Cup in 2006, but a newly constituted team exceeded all expectations in June 2009 with their inspired play at the Confederations Cup in South Africa—where they upset the number one team in the world, Spain, and lost late in the championship game to a supremely talented Brazilian squad. Their impressive showing gave fans, including the ever-loyal Sam’s Army, a renewed sense of hope that when the team plays up to its capabilities, the Americans can compete with anyone in the world. In Chasing the Game, Filip Bondy describes the U.S. team’s path to qualifying for this year’s World Cup—to be held on the African continent for the first time ever, in South Africa in June 2010. Bondy also reveals the back-and-forth saga that resulted in the hiring of Bob Bradley as the American coach, and serves up engaging profiles of several core players, including the U.S. national team’s all-time leader in scoring and assists, Landon Donovan, acrobatic goalie Tim Howard, hip-hop devotee and opportunistic goal-scorer Clint “Deuce” Dempsey, up-and-comer Jozy Altidore, and the coach’s son, the reticent yet dependable Michael Bradley. Chasing the Game also recounts the glorious highlights of past World Cup matches, like the U.S. men’s team’s stunning 1–0 victory over England in 1950 and the 2002 team’s advance to the quarterfinals, as well as heartbreaks like the fiasco in 2006, when the U.S. mustered only four shots on goal in three games. Finally, Bondy also traces the origin of soccer and the evolution of the game in the U.S., chronicling how soccer academies like the one in Bradenton, Florida, have impacted the game at both the youth and national levels. It’s all here for the first time in one book—the complete story of American soccer on the global stage.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Story Of The World Cup

Author : Brian Glanville
ISBN : 9780571271276
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The dramatic and controversial history of the world's leading tournament. Brian Glanville's classic account is a celebration of the great players and matches from Uruguay in 1930 to Germany in 2006 - and a bold attack on all those who have mismanaged the 'beautiful game'.
Category: Sports & Recreation

1966

Author : Bobby Charlton
ISBN : 9781473545540
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Fifty years on, the ultimate football and World Cup legend Sir Bobby Charlton looks back on England’s greatest sporting triumph Wembley, 1966. England wins the World Cup to roars of a euphoric home crowd. Sir Bobby Charlton, England’s greatest ever player, was there on the pitch. Now, half a century on, he looks back on the most glorious moment of his life and England's greatest sporting achievement. In 1966, he takes us through the build-up to the tournament and to the final itself - what he saw, what he heard, what he felt. He tells us what it was like to be part of Sir Alf Ramsey’s team, his memories of his teammates, the matches, the atmosphere; the emotion of being carried on the wave of a nation’s euphoria and how it felt to go toe-to-toe with some of the foremost footballers to ever play the game. His life has been forever defined by a single moment: one day when a man stood side-by-side with his best friends, united in a single aim in front of a watching nation. This is his story. ‘It’s gripping stuff... This is a mellow book, the product of many years’ contemplation, and emotional in a way that may surprise you...He has a wonderful story to tell’ Daily Mail
Category: Biography & Autobiography

World Cup

Author : Alex Monnig
ISBN : 9781617836756
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Details the history, great players, and famous moments of the FIFA World Cup.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Copa90 Our World Cup

Author : Copa90
ISBN : 9780241335314
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 74.21 MB
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In the summer of 2018, the entire planet will be glued to its screens as Russia hosts the greatest show on Earth: the FIFA World Cup. As the home of global football fan culture, Copa90 will be there every step of the way to bring the true story of Russia 2018 to its huge social media following. Football fans of all ages can be one step ahead of the game with this comprehensive guide to the planet's biggest tournament. This isn't just a book about the big teams and the star names - it's the real football fan's World Cup book. Penned by Copa90's own in-house team of football fanatics, it has something for everyone including: * The full run-down on all 32 competing nations, with a focus on each side's biggest legend and most promising young star. * A guide to the host nation's stadiums and cities, with info gathered from Copa90's own travels to Russia. * The most memorable moments in World Cup history. * The best and worst teams, players, kits and goal celebrations. * Find out which of your favourite stars make the grade in Copa90's Ultimate World Cup XI. * Much, much more!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The World Cup Baby

Author : Euan McCabe
ISBN : 9781921479205
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Literary Nonfiction. Sports. Memoir. Incisive, punchy, emotional and humorous, this is a story of obsession. An absolute must-read for those people who spend four years of their lives waiting for each World Cup, not to mention those who have to live with them!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Heroes Of World Cup 1966

Author : Max Palme
ISBN : 9781491893197
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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July 1966: The dreams of an Iranian political correspondent are shattered to pieces when he is informed that instead of flying to Saigon, he will have to travel to London to report on the World Cup. To him, this is an insignificant matter at a time when the world is silently burning in the flames of wars and in the coldness of the Cold War. However, to his surprise, he finds football to be a new global language. World Cup 1966, in particular, appears to be reuniting people all over the globe. In the middle of the world’s unrest, World Cup 1966 is a moment of fresh air. From the early elimination of the two time champions, Brazil and Italy, to the phenomenal appearance of North Korea; from the brave Portuguese men who gave their all to stay longer in the competition to the proud Germans who made every effort to repair the broken image of their nation; from the tears of Black Pearl to the nine goals of Black Panther; and from England’s disappointing draw in the opening match to their glorious victory in the Final; the story brings back all the ups and downs of World Cup 1966, set against a stark backdrop of world events that defined that tumultuous time period.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Soccer Style

Author : Simon Doonan
ISBN : 1786272024
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Author Simon Doonan has two passions in life: Fashion and Football. At one time these two obsessions would have made very strange bedfellows. But times have changed: football and fashion have fallen in love. The unapologetic and unbridled style choices of today's soccer stars offer a fascinating window into the heart of the game. Looking at the beautiful game through the lens of style, Doonan entertainingly explores the magic and madness of this unique culture. Charting football style from its very beginnings, he pays homage to the great style icons of the game, from George Best to David Beckham, before turning his gaze to the hair, the tattoos and the cars, not to mention those other style icons of the game: the fans, the managers and, of course, the WAGs. A laugh-out-loud read for even the most fickle football fan or fashionista.
Category: Sports & Recreation