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By Clemente A. Lisi

ISBN-10: 1442245727

ISBN-13: 9781442245723

There is not any carrying occasion extra renowned than the realm Cup. For one month each 4 years, billions of individuals world wide flip their recognition to the match. fanatics name in ailing to paintings, pack into bars to monitor video games, or remain domestic for days at a time glued to their television units. not anything else turns out to matter.

In A heritage of the realm Cup: 1930-2014, Clemente A. Lisi chronicles this overseas phenomenon, supplying shiny money owed of person video games from the tournament's origins in 1930 to fashionable occasions. It encompasses a word list of phrases, statistics for every pageant, pictures, and profiles of the main memorable—and controversial—figures of the game, together with Diego Maradona, Juste Fontaine, Franz Beckenbauer, Mario Kempes, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, and, after all, Pelé. notwithstanding different histories of the realm Cup principally forget about the U.S.' contribution to the contest, this quantity highlights the growth of the yankee groups over the past numerous decades.

Updated with a brand new bankruptcy at the 2014 international Cup, profiles of these avid gamers who stood out within the newest pageant, and revised statistical details, A historical past of the area Cup presents a desirable learn for fanatics of the game.

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