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4.0 out of 5 stars
Book Review, 10 Jun. 2010
This book offers the reader the choice of using it as a reference book to dip into when that all-important factoid is asked during the football, or as a journey from the first World Cup and its trials and tribulations right up to the latest. I really like the in-depth articles on the various heroes of World Cups gone by, and reading these pages I found myself remembering players and matches from past World Cups, a bit like going through your old Panini sticker album, except in this book all the players are there! I even brushed up on my knowledge of when various teams have qualified and was surprised by some of the earlier World Cups member teams and eventual winners - even if you have a good working knowledge of the World Cup this book will quickly tell you something you didn't already know! The tone of the articles allow you to dip in and out, it is as easy to pick up and browse as a magazine but as captivating as best selling novel - there are facts about facts and World Cup stories that you otherwise wouldn't know.
Finally, a World Cup reference book that manages to entertain as well as inform - a coffee table must-have for every discerning World Cup addict!