Encyclopedia of the FIFA World Cup

Encyclopedia of the FIFA World Cup

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Every four years, the FIFA World Cup captures the global imagination like no other sporting spectacle. With a cumulative television audience of several billion people tuning in to the 2014 World Cup, and an estimated 700 million watching the finalsa€”including more than 25 million in the United States alonea€”the World Cup is the worlda€™s most-watched sporting event. The Encyclopedia of the FIFA World Cup provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available on the history of this incomparable event. An introductory narrative explains the origins and historical progression of the World Cup, while a chronology traces the development of the World Cup since it was first held in 1930. Hundreds of entries cover the players and coaches who have participated in the World Cup and made the most memorable contributions to the eventa€™s history. Additional entries include officials, stadiums, overviews of each major countrya€™s performances, and more. A separate section provides detailed entries for each World Cup finals tournament. Appendixes contain details on every participant in World Cup history, as well as top performers, officials, and World Cup records. Including an indispensable bibliography on the key World Cup texts, Encyclopedia of the FIFA World Cup is an essential reference for soccer fans, players, and researchers alike.Despite some success, his second spell in charge of Brazil did not live up to his first, and Brazila#39;s pragmatic approach received some criticism in contrast to the fluid style of the 1970s team Zagallo coached. After further short managerial spellsanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of the FIFA World Cup
Author:Tom Dunmore
Publisher:Scarecrow Press - 2015-01-14


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