This updated 6th edition of the definitive history of the European Nations' Championship features write-ups of each series up to and including 2004, all qualifying results and scorers and a full country-by-country record of games played.
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John Robinson's chronicle of the World Cup is a lively, opinionated study of the tournament, its heroes and its villains, from humble beginnings in 1930, through the dawn of television and on to the 1998 global event, watched by 500,000,000 throughout the world.
The myths and legends are here--one-armed Uruguayans, "wingless wonders", "the Hand of God'"-- and Robinson's economic style and humour keeps things flowing, but the book is at heart a work of reference, with over 80 pages of results and stats.
There's no doubt that Pub Quizmasters will find full details of the 1994 Oceania sub-group B results and placings an invaluable resource, but the real gold is reserved for the casual browser--the two great World Cup "marriages", England & Germany, Scotland & Brazil, being particularly entertaining reading.
Robinson's non-partisan approach works well, and while there is a little more grit to the examination of England's often desultory performances, the book is richer for taking a broad view--this is an entertaining mixture of the familiar and the revelatory, which really whets the whistle for 2002. -- Alex Hankin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.