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The Treasures of the World Cupby Keir Radnedge
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Itand#39;s the womenand#39;sand#39; turn! From June 6 to July 5, 2015, 23 teams from around the world will travel to Canada, the host nation, to contest the seventh FIFA Womenand#39;s World Cup. This guide provides an insightful and in-depth preview of womenand#39;s soccerand#39;s biggest and greatest tournament. The features include: a review of the qualifying campaign; information on each of the tournamentand#39;s six venues; an in-depth analysis of all 24 participating teams and their star players; a retrospective look at the first six FIFA Womenand#39;s World Cups; and a comprehensive statistics section covering every aspect of the event. Packed with color photos and fun facts, the FIFA Womenand#39;s World Cup Canada 2015 is essential reading for every fan of womenand#39;s soccer.
Containing 30 facsimile pieces of rare memorabilia sure to delight fans, The Treasures of the World Cup tells the story of this quadrennial festival. Along with an authoritative account of all 19 tournaments and a preview of Brazil 2014, it includes features on the superstars, memorable moments for each of the finals, maps of the venues, and results boxes.
From June 6 to July 5, 2015, Canada will host the seventh FIFA Womenand#39;s World Cupandmdash;the biggest ever in womenand#39;s soccer. This guide provides an in-depth preview, including a review of the qualifying campaign; information on each venue; analysis of all 24 participating teams and their star players; a comprehensive statistics section, and much more. Itand#39;s essential reading for all fans.
England invented it; Brazil perfected it. There is no question that the spiritual home of soccer is Brazil, five-time FIFA World Cup winners and hosts of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Brazil Futebol captures the passion and heart of the world's premier soccer-playing nation. It begins in the 1870s, when the sport was introduced; recounts the unprecedented success of the national team, and profiles the superstar playersand#8212;including Peland#233;, Garrincha, and Ronaldinhoand#8212;and managers. But the book goes beyond the storied professionals to provide a deeper commentary on the importance of the game in o paand#237;s do futebol (and#8220;the country of soccerand#8221;). It's the perfect celebration of, and companion to, the upcoming World Cup.
It's what Peland#233; called the and#147;Beautiful Gameand#8221; and what millions of fans gather to cheer on. Soccer is showing increasing popularity worldwide, and revamped professional leagues continue to shine in the World Cup. This carefully researched book describes the history of the sport, its legendary players and clubs, notable coaches, and stadiums. There is in-depth information on major competitions at both national and club levels as well as sections on the laws, tactics, and equipment. Complementing the text are lovingly chosen photographs bringing to life the characters and moments that have shaped the world of soccer.
About the Author
Keir Radnedge has been covering soccer for more than 40 years and written countless books on the subject. His was a journalist on the Daily Mail and the Guardian for two decades, and is a former editor of World Soccer, generally recognized as the premier English-language magazine on global soccer. He has been a regular analyst for BBC radio and television, Sky Sports, and US cable TV channel CNN. He also edited a tournament newspaper at the FIFA World Cup tournaments of 1982, 1986, and 1990, as well as at Euro 96, and has scripted video reviews of many soccer tournaments.
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