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Good overview of the world cups 1930-2006 but with alot of simple errors,
This review is from: The Story of the World Cup: The Essential Companion to South Africa 2010 (World Cup 2010) (Paperback)
This books is a new edition of the history of the fifa world cup with a very short preface about world cup 2010 in south africa (in which he predicts it's doom and failure it seems)
It is very good summary of the events and some of the major matches and issues over the period. However the book suffers from many errors in terms of facts and dates in the later chapters 2002 and 2006. In such an example where the book repeats the same facts twice in the same paragraph and when in 2006 the grame poll three yellow card insedient is reported to be Australia vs serbia and mortengro (in fact it was Australia vs Croatia) plus he thinks european champships took place in 2002. The fact checking and editoring of the last two to three chapter is really that bad.
In short if your looking for a book to help you understand this years world cup, then this is not the book for you. However if you want good summary of past world cups then it's a good read.
However how this can be call a essential compansion to south africa 2010 is mystey to me.The Story of the World Cup: The Essential Companion to South Africa 2010 (World Cup 2010)