Football : The Ultimate Guide to the Beautiful Game

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This is a guide to the world's most popular sport, exploring every aspect of the game, from the sublime skills of Pele to a day in the life of a professional footballer. It covers the key rules,together with the tactics, set pieces and skills such as swerving the ball and overhead kicks. As well as offering practical advice, the book also offers an insider's view of the history of the game, profiles of the great clubs and women's football. The all-time greats, from George Best to Zinedine Zidane, make an appearance, while a section on the the great matches relives the excitement of memorable encounters such as the Brazil versus Italy 1970 World Cup Final.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 216 x 275 x 10mm | 489g
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • glossary, index
  • 0753409402
  • 9780753409404
  • 1,831,315

Table of contents

Section 1 Introduction: the beautiful game; from early days to the modern game; the pitch and the players; the officials; key rules; ready to play. Section 2 Skills: ball control; passing 1; passing 2; movement and space 1; movement and space 2; tackling; shooting; heading; five-a-side; fancy skills and tricks. Section 3 Positions and play: goalkeeping 1; goalkeeping 2; attacking 1; attacking 2; defending 1; defending 2. Section 4 Set pieces: restarts - kick-offs, throw-ins; corners; free-kicks 1; free-kicks 2; penalties. Section 5 Tactics: the manager and coach; formations; formations and tactics; tactics within the game. Section 6 The professional game: a pro's life; clubs and supporters; broadcasting and technology; stadiums. Section 7 The greats: the great competitions;the great games 1; the great games 2; the great games 3; the great players 1; the great players 2. Section 8 Reference: domestic leagues and competitions 1; domestic leagues and competitions 2.
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