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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

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

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

The Glorious World Of Golf

Author : Peter Dobereiner
ISBN : PSU:000027383988
Genre : Business & Economics
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Category: Business & Economics

Touched By God

Author : Diego Maradona
ISBN : 9781472125040
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In June 1986 Diego Maradona, considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time, proudly hoisted the '86 Mexico World Championship Cup in his hands. Now thirty years on from that magical game, and after a life in sports marked by controversy, Maradona tells, for the first time, the untold stories behind that one-of-a-kind World Cup. Mexico '86 was the pinnacle of Maradona's career, and in this book he will reveal all about every game, what happened afterwards in the locker room, the months leading up to the World Cup, when the team had to go to Mexico City a month early to avoid the overthrowing of the technical director by the Argentine president, Alfonsin, the mystery behind 'El Gran Capitán' Passarella ('78 World Cup Champion), the strategies and tactics that revolutionised the game, training in a country that was recovering from an earthquake, the public's hostility, the jerseys they went out to buy in Mexico City, the meeting in Colombia where the team really came together, his relationship to drugs: the clean World Cup, and the best goal in football history. Mexico '86 is Maradona's World Cup and Maradona is who he is because of that World Cup. Explosive, gritty and unapologetic, Touched by God will tell the inside story of one of the greatest football victories of all time.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ski

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England S World Cup Story

Author : Andy Groom
ISBN : 9781908582553
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 59.22 MB
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Are you a loyal England supporter? Do you look forward to the World Cup and eagerly follow England’s progress? Would you like to find out more about the history of your national team and their past performance in top flight football? If so, this book is certain to appeal to you. England’s World Cup Story documents England’s journey in the World Cup from 1950 under the guidance of Sir Walter Winterbottom up to 2010 with Fabio Capello at the helm as manager. Packed with fascinating facts, quotes and profiles of many of the all-time great players, this book tells the story of the England team through the years from the many near misses and disappointments to victory in 1966 and beyond. Who can forget the likes of Gordon Banks, Bobby Moore and Sir Stanley Matthews to name but a few? They are all in this book together with more recent heroes such as David Beckham, Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney. As one of only eight national sides to have lifted the World Cup trophy, this book is a fitting tribute to the England team. This is a must-have for all fans of the beautiful game and anyone with an interest in the history of the World Cup.
Category: Sports & Recreation

France And The 1998 World Cup

Author : Hugh Dauncey
ISBN : 9781135228620
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The contributions here cover the major socio-economic, political, cultural and sporting dimensions of the 1998 World Cup. It is set within the sporting context of the history and organization of French football and the French tradition of using major sporting events to focus world attention.
Category: Sports & Recreation

World Champions

Author : Geoff Hurst
ISBN : 075531414X
Genre : Soccer teams
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England's World Cup hero, Sir Geoff Hurst, describes how he and his team mates took on and defeated the football world in the glorious summer of 1966. He relives all the action, on and off the pitch, as the England team embarked on the quest to capture sport's biggest prize.
Category: Soccer teams

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.
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