The World Cup: The Complete History

The World Cup: The Complete History


By (author) Terry Crouch, By (author) James Corbett

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  • Publisher: deCoubertin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 696 pages
  • Dimensions: 153mm x 234mm x 40mm | 984g
  • Publication date: 28 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 190924516X
  • ISBN 13: 9781909245167
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 405,957

Product description

Now in its fourth edition, The World Cup: The Complete History, is the only book to give a truly encyclopedic guide to the greatest football show on earth. Fully revised and updated in time for the 2014 finals in Brazil, the book is renowned for its remarkable comprehensiveness. Featuring a separate chapter for every competition; every single result of every match; every single player in every team; all qualifying details; and a detailed round-up of the entire progress of each tournament, it is an indispensable addition to every football fan's bookshelf. For this new edition there is a completely new chapter on the 2010 tournament in South Africa, where co-author James Corbett reported on the scene, and also a further section detailing all the results in the qualifying phase for the 2014 finals. The World Cup represents the pinnacle of the planet's number one sport. More widely viewed, more widely contested, richer than ever before, interest, as ever, will be massive. There can be no more comprehensive or reasonably-priced companion to this feast of football.

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Author information

Terry Crouch was an amateur football player, coach and historian, who authored the first two editions of this book. Following his death in 2009, the award-winning author and sports journalist, James Corbett, took over updating his seminal work. Corbett writes about football for publications including The Blizzard, FourFourTwo, World Soccer and contributes to the BBC World Service's World Football programme.

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