The Story of the World Cup

The Story of the World Cup

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By (author) Brian Glanville

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  • Publisher: Faber & Faber Non-Fiction
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm x 37mm | 556g
  • Publication date: 16 January 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571274501
  • ISBN 13: 9780571274505
  • Sales rank: 183,585

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The dramatic and controversial history of the world's leading tournament. Brian Glanville's classic account is a celebration of the great players and matches from Uruguay in 1930 to South Africa in 2010 - and a bold attack on all those who have mismanaged the 'beautiful game'.

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Brian Glanville, novelist and journalist, is one of the best writers on football. He spent nearly thirty years as a football correspondent for the Sunday Times to which he is still a contributor. He has also written for The People as well as contributing obituaries of prominent players to The Guardian. Faber Finds have reissued three of his novels - his two on football, The Rise of Gerry Logan and The Dying of the Light as well as The Olympian.