For every football fan the World Cup Finals are the most extraordinary celebration of the game. As we look forward to South Africa hosting the 2010 tournament, this outstanding collection of photographs by Alistair Berg captures fan culture around the world at its most vibrant and characterful. The book is a unique chronicle of a 20 year period that has seen enormous changes in football and a massive surge in support for the game. It covers not only the last five World Cup Finals but also grassroots football, from pub teams and Sunday league to children playing barefoot in the streets of Brazil or in the townships of South Africa. Images are drawn from every continent and a chapter is devoted to each World Cup from 1990 to 2006. To celebrate the Finals in South Africa there is a special extended section on the game in Africa.