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By Clemente A. Lisi

ISBN-10: 1442245727

ISBN-13: 9781442245723

There isn't any wearing occasion extra renowned than the area Cup. For one month each 4 years, billions of individuals worldwide flip their awareness to the event. 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 area Cup: 1930-2014, Clemente A. Lisi chronicles this foreign phenomenon, supplying shiny money owed of person video games from the tournament's origins in 1930 to trendy instances. It incorporates a thesaurus of phrases, facts for every pageant, images, 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 global Cup, profiles of these avid gamers who stood out within the most recent festival, and revised statistical details, A background of the area Cup offers a desirable learn for enthusiasts of the game.

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