Top critical review
A bit of a let down
20 August 2018
It's great for reading the stories of the World Cup, but hopeless for anyone with a love of stats. Results and group tables are presented in tiny text, as an afterthought almost, and for most matches even information like the names of the scorers is not provided.
Selected matches have slightly more information, but even things like team line ups, attendance and location are not provided. The scores for most games are presented only with three letter country codes, so the reader has to work out what NIR v TCH means. Not a problem for me, but not easy for kids.
Overall, a beautifully presented book but little evidence that anyone with a deep love of the game was involved in its creation.