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

By Clemente A. Lisi

There is not any wearing occasion extra well known than the realm Cup. For one month each 4 years, billions of individuals world wide flip their realization to the match. enthusiasts name in in poor health to paintings, pack into bars to observe 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 foreign phenomenon, supplying shiny bills of person video games from the tournament's origins in 1930 to trendy instances. It includes a thesaurus of phrases, records for every festival, photographs, 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. although different histories of the area Cup mostly forget about the USA' contribution to the contest, this quantity highlights the growth of the yank groups during the last numerous decades.

Updated with a brand new bankruptcy at the 2014 global Cup, profiles of these gamers who stood out within the most recent pageant, and revised statistical info, A heritage of the area Cup presents a desirable learn for fanatics of the game.

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