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Soccernomics (2018 World Cup Edition) : Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey -- And Even Iraq -- Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport

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Why do England lose? Why does Scotland suck? Why doesn't America dominate the sport internationally...and why do the Germans play with such an efficient but robotic style? These are questions every soccer aficionado has asked. Soccernomics answers them. Using insights and analogies from economics, statistics, psychology, and business to cast a new and entertaining light on how the game works, Soccernomics reveals the often surprisingly counterintuitive truths about soccer. An essential guide for the 2010 World Cup, Soccernomics is a new way of looking at the world's most popular game.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 36mm | 408g
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1568587511
  • 9781568587516
  • 96,825

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"Soccernomics is the most intelligent book ever written about soccer."
--San Francisco Chronicle
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About Simon Kuper

Simon Kuper is one of the world's leading writers on soccer. The winner of the William Hill Prize for sports book of the year in Britain, Kuper writes a weekly column for the Financial Times. He lives in Paris, France. Stefan Szymanski is the Stephen J. Galetti Collegiate Professor of Sport Management at the University of Michigan's School of Kinesiology. Tim Harford has called him "one of the world's leading sports economists." He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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