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The Complete History of the World Cup

The Complete History of the World Cup [Kindle Edition]

Robert Fielder
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The Complete History of the World Cup offers unrivalled coverage of the Beautiful Game's greatest competition. From the creation of FIFA and the arduous path to the first tournament in Uruguay, to the last-gasp heroics of Andrés Iniesta that saw Spain claim victory in South Africa, this book provides the most comprehensive history of the World Cup ever written.

Match reports for every game in World Cup finals history are accompanied by a statistical summary comprising line-ups, time, date and location of the match, along with the officials who oversaw the contest. For the first time ever this book also outlines the formations employed by every team in tournament history, along with coverage of how the tactical battles played out. In this extensive account every match is analysed in unmatched detail, as the significant events of every game are explored and insights never previously recorded are offered.

From Pelé to Zidane, Maradona to Ronaldo, the incredible achievements of the competition's greatest players are recalled in evocative fashion, along with the moments which have made the World Cup the best loved and most anticipated sporting event in history. This is the ultimate companion for any true fan to enjoy Brazil 2014 in all its glory.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2252 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K9URA7M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Incredible Achievement 18 May 2014
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There are a huge number of books out which seek to cover the history of the World Cup. None of them offer the level of depth or detail that this one does. The match reports are exhaustive, thorough and offer a host of little observations which bring the games to life.

Of particular note were the tactical elements, offering the formations for every match and explanations of how they were significant in notable games.

While the scale is truly epic the exhaustive table of contents makes it easy to navigate and to jump from one game of note to the next.

Overall this is a hugely impressive achievement and I'm sure to refer back to it for years to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific! 17 May 2014
By Dave D
What a book for football fanatics! This is full of info about the beautiful game. well written and utterly absorbing. All you could ever need to know about the tournament. Every game meticulously researched and receated for the reader. A fantastic and timely addition to this sports lover's library!
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By Veg
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This is the story of the World Cup, not just a history. It has been written by someone with true passion for the game which makes it a very enjoyable read for all.
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A hugely detailed and entertaining run through the long history of the World Cup. Extremely comprehensive and covered the topic in real depth. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 14 May 2014
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The only book I've found that covers every single World Cup match ever played, from the squad selection, formations used and how the game played out. The word 'comprehensive' is bandied around a lot but to describe it as such would be entirely accurate. I'd recommend it to all aficionados of the beautiful game and fellow 'stattos'.
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