The World Cup: Heroes, Hoodlums, High-kicks and Head-buttsPaperback
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- Publisher: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
- Format: Paperback | 202 pages
- Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 16mm | 226g
- Publication date: 5 December 2014
- Publication City/Country: South Yarra
- ISBN 10: 1742707432
- ISBN 13: 9781742707433
- Illustrations note: Black and white text
- Sales rank: 160,664
The latest in the series that gave you The Tour de France, The World Cup will stand out from other World Cup books on the market with a strong, irreverent, humorous writing voice. The World Cup leaves the pundits' picks for who will win and who will star to the other books (they invariably get it wrong anyway) and concentrates on the weird, whacky, controversial and legendary moments of the world's best sporting event. With cult heroes, rule breakers, fanatic fans and everything else under the sun, there are hundreds of brilliant tales in the history of the game and they will be covered just as extensively as the heroes and greatest matches which also deserve examination. One for the fans and the beginners!
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Englishman, Paul Hansford, has been working in football journalism for the better part of the last 20 years. Starting out as a work experience 'flunky' for cult magazine 90 Minutes, he secured a staff job there before moving on to the iconic Shoot! magazine as a staff writer in 1997. After moving to Australia in 1999, he began work for travel magazine TNT but continued to write about sport and football. In 2005, Paul took the job as editor of Australian FourFourTwo, launching the worldrenowned football magazine franchise Down Under. He oversaw the launch of the au.fourfourtwo.com website covering two World Cup finals (Germany 2006, South Africa 2010). Now based in Denmark, Paul continues to write about sport and football for magazines around the world.