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By Clemente A. Lisi

ISBN-10: 1442245727

ISBN-13: 9781442245723

There is not any wearing occasion extra well known than the realm Cup. For one month each 4 years, billions of individuals world wide flip their cognizance to the event. fanatics name in ailing to paintings, pack into bars to monitor video games, or remain domestic for days at a time glued to their television units. not anything else turns out to matter.

In A background of the area Cup: 1930-2014, Clemente A. Lisi chronicles this overseas phenomenon, offering bright bills of person video games from the tournament's origins in 1930 to trendy instances. It contains a thesaurus of phrases, facts for every pageant, pictures, and profiles of the main memorable—and controversial—figures of the game, together with Diego Maradona, Juste Fontaine, Franz Beckenbauer, Mario Kempes, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, and, in fact, Pelé. although different histories of the realm Cup principally forget about the us' contribution to the contest, this quantity highlights the development of the yankee groups during the last a number of decades.

Updated with a brand new bankruptcy at the 2014 international Cup, profiles of these avid gamers who stood out within the most modern festival, and revised statistical details, A heritage of the realm Cup presents a desirable learn for fanatics of the game.

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