Clemente A. Lisi's A History of the World Cup: 1930-2014 PDF

By Clemente A. Lisi

ISBN-10: 1442245727

ISBN-13: 9781442245723

There is not any wearing occasion extra renowned than the realm Cup. For one month each 4 years, billions of individuals worldwide flip their awareness to the event. lovers name in ailing 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 area Cup: 1930-2014, Clemente A. Lisi chronicles this overseas phenomenon, delivering shiny debts of person video games from the tournament's origins in 1930 to trendy occasions. It includes a word list of phrases, records 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, after all, Pelé. notwithstanding different histories of the area Cup principally forget about the USA' contribution to the contest, this quantity highlights the growth of the yankee groups over the past a number of decades.

Updated with a brand new bankruptcy at the 2014 international Cup, profiles of these gamers who stood out within the newest pageant, and revised statistical details, A heritage of the realm Cup presents a desirable learn for fanatics of the game.

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