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By Clemente A. Lisi

ISBN-10: 1442245727

ISBN-13: 9781442245723

There isn't any carrying occasion extra renowned than the realm Cup. For one month each 4 years, billions of individuals around the globe flip their cognizance to the match. enthusiasts name in ill to paintings, pack into bars to monitor video games, or remain domestic for days at a time glued to their television units. not anything else turns out to matter.

In A historical past of the realm Cup: 1930-2014, Clemente A. Lisi chronicles this overseas phenomenon, offering vibrant debts of person video games from the tournament's origins in 1930 to fashionable instances. It contains a thesaurus of phrases, data for every festival, pictures, and profiles of the main memorable—and controversial—figures of the game, together with Diego Maradona, Juste Fontaine, Franz Beckenbauer, Mario Kempes, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, and, in fact, Pelé. even though different histories of the area Cup mostly forget about the us' contribution to the contest, this quantity highlights the development of the yank groups over the past numerous decades.

Updated with a brand new bankruptcy at the 2014 international Cup, profiles of these gamers who stood out within the newest festival, and revised statistical info, A historical past of the area Cup presents a desirable learn for enthusiasts of the game.

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