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When America Wins The World Cup

Author : Matthew Kolesky
ISBN : 9781491736944
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Soccer has deep roots in America, deeper than most countries that have won the World Cup. These domestic soccer roots need to be cultivated and showcased to America's soccer fans. In When America Wins the World Cup, author Matthew Kolesky answers the questions of what it will take for America to win the World Cup and what will happen when that occurs. Intended to ride the growing wave of popularity for soccer in America and to enhance it, Kolesky: Looks at the history of the sport through its significant mileposts in the development of the game in America Includes his personal experiences as a fan as well as those of other fans Provides information about the basics of the game of soccer Shares misconceptions about the sport in and out of America Offers insight into the continued quest for the World Cup With anecdotes included, When America Wins the World Cup illustrates that Americans can be passionate about the global game. Soccer is building again in America, and the rest of the world is slowly starting to realize the United States is taking soccer seriously at the national level."

Chasing The Game

Author : Filip Bondy
ISBN : 9780306819056
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A tantalizing account of the triumphs and travails of the U.S. men’s soccer team in the run-up to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, set within the historical context of American soccer on the global stage The U.S. men’s soccer team was a huge disappointment at the World Cup in 2006, but a newly constituted team exceeded all expectations in June 2009 with their inspired play at the Confederations Cup in South Africa—where they upset the number one team in the world, Spain, and lost late in the championship game to a supremely talented Brazilian squad. Their impressive showing gave fans, including the ever-loyal Sam’s Army, a renewed sense of hope that when the team plays up to its capabilities, the Americans can compete with anyone in the world. In Chasing the Game, Filip Bondy describes the U.S. team’s path to qualifying for this year’s World Cup—to be held on the African continent for the first time ever, in South Africa in June 2010. Bondy also reveals the back-and-forth saga that resulted in the hiring of Bob Bradley as the American coach, and serves up engaging profiles of several core players, including the U.S. national team’s all-time leader in scoring and assists, Landon Donovan, acrobatic goalie Tim Howard, hip-hop devotee and opportunistic goal-scorer Clint “Deuce” Dempsey, up-and-comer Jozy Altidore, and the coach’s son, the reticent yet dependable Michael Bradley. Chasing the Game also recounts the glorious highlights of past World Cup matches, like the U.S. men’s team’s stunning 1–0 victory over England in 1950 and the 2002 team’s advance to the quarterfinals, as well as heartbreaks like the fiasco in 2006, when the U.S. mustered only four shots on goal in three games. Finally, Bondy also traces the origin of soccer and the evolution of the game in the U.S., chronicling how soccer academies like the one in Bradenton, Florida, have impacted the game at both the youth and national levels. It’s all here for the first time in one book—the complete story of American soccer on the global stage.

Encyclopedia Of The Fifa World Cup

Author : Tom Dunmore
ISBN : 9780810887435
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The FIFA World Cup is the world’s most-watched sporting event. A cumulative television audience of several billion people tuned in to the 2014 World Cup, and an estimated 700 million watched the finals. The Encyclopedia of the FIFA World Cup provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available on the history of this incomparable event. Hundreds of entries cover players, coaches, officials, stadiums, overviews of each major country’s performances, and more. Including an indispensable bibliography on the key World Cup texts, this volume is an essential reference for soccer fans, players, and researchers alike.

Hosting The 1986 Soccer World Cup

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Commerce, Transportation, and Tourism
ISBN : LOC:00185466218
Genre : Soccer
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The Daily Mirror World Cup Rally 40

Author : Graham Robson
ISBN : 9781845842710
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Lasting six weeks, and covering 16,000 miles from London to Mexico City via some of the most varying, tortuous and difficult terrain on three continents, the 1970 World Cup Rally was a unique high-speed event, attracting many serious works teams such as Ford and British Leyland. Despite the tremendous amounts of money spent choosing and developing new cars, completing months-long route surveys, and analysing every detail of diets, oxygen provision, and the number of crew members, out of an entry of more than 100 cars, only 23 cars made it to the finish. It was then, and remains now, the toughest rally of all time.


Author : Andreas Campomar
ISBN : 9780698152533
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The definitive book about the national identities, heroes, and dramatic stories from Latin American soccer throughout history—in time for the 2014 World Cup. “Golazo!” means “amazing goal!” And the word perfectly captures the unique, exuberant, all-encompassing, passionate role that soccer plays in Latin America. Andreas Campomar offers readers the definitive history of Latin American soccer from the early, deadly Mesoamerican ballgames to the multi-billion dollar international business it is today. Golazo! explores the intersection of soccer, politics, economics, high and low culture, and how passion for a game captured a continent. Latin American soccer will be in the global spotlight more than ever in the coming years—both the next World Cup (2014) and the Summer Olympics (2016) will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, a country for which soccer is not just a passion but a way of life. The triumphs, the heartbreaks, the origins and the future, the political and the personal—Golazo! is the perfect book for new fans and diehard followers around the world.

A History Of The World Cup

Author : Clemente A. Lisi
ISBN : 9781442245730
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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There is no sporting event more popular than the World Cup. For one month every four years, billions of people around the world turn their attention to the tournament. Fans call in sick to work, pack into bars to watch games, or stay home for days at a time glued to their TV sets. Nothing else seems to matter. In A History of the World Cup: 1930-2014, Clemente A. Lisi chronicles this international phenomenon, providing vivid accounts of individual games from the tournament's origins in 1930 to modern times. It features a glossary of terms, statistics for each competition, photos, and profiles of the most memorable—and controversial—figures of the sport, including Diego Maradona, Juste Fontaine, Franz Beckenbauer, Mario Kempes, Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, and, of course, Pelé. Though other histories of the World Cup largely ignore the United States' contribution to the competition, this volume highlights the progress of the American teams over the last several decades. Updated with a new chapter on the 2014 World Cup, profiles of those players who stood out in the latest competition, and revised statistical information, A History of the World Cup provides a fascinating read for fans of the game.

A History Of The World Cup 1930 2010

Author : Clemente Angelo Lisi
ISBN : 9780810877535
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Lisi chronicles the most popular sporting event in the world, providing vivid accounts of individual games from the tournament's origins in 1930 to modern times.

Lost Found In Latin America

Author : John Wright
ISBN : 0615952100
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What are the roots of the worsening crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border? Why did soccer-obsessed Brazilians protest hosting the 2014 World Cup? What was Brazil's worst nightmare at the World Cup before drowning in their own tears from the humiliating 7-1 drubbing by Germany in the semi-finals?The World Cup and border crisis serve as springboards for an unprecedented, in-depth examination of Latin America. This illuminating book describes everyday life in overcrowded, chaotic cities as well as the pastoral countryside and storybook villages, showing alluring beauty along with haunting ugliness.This enlightening memoir uses more than 30 years of personal experiences in Latin America to reveal little-known facts, introduce fascinating people and unknown places. Award-winning journalist and author John Wright reported and traveled in nearly two dozen countries throughout the region. Meeting powerful and humble people, riding Amazon riverboats, climbing Andean glaciers, and getting stuck in remote places, he employs colorful vignettes to uncover delightful characteristics and quirks with a sometimes whimsical, always entertaining narrative."Lost & Found In Latin America" bursts through preconceptions and misconceptions to show that so many things people believe about Latin America are painfully wrong: stereotypes, innuendo and half-truths. This book is a fresh look beyond the clichés to discover Latin America in new ways.After reading "Lost & Found in Latin America," readers will view and experience the region and its people in a whole new way. The book answers these questions:*What do Mexicans call people north of the border? (No, not gringo)*Which Latin American country boasts the happiest people in the world?*What event do Brazilians consider their great national tragedy?*What does the word "tuna" mean in Spanish? (Clue: it's not fish)*Which Central American nation is not part of Latin America?*Where did you get phone lines from brokers instead of the phone company?*Which Central American country has been at peace with its neighbors since abolishing the army more than 50 years ago?*What country colonized Suriname?*Which South American nation lies entirely outside the Tropic of Capricorn?*Where is Papiamento spoken?*What language do Brazilians speak?*Which two South American nations are landlocked?*Panama was part of which country before becoming independent?*Which major industrialized nation borders two developing countries in Latin America?*What's the difference between a physical person and a juridical person?*Where are Panama hats made?*How did Tierra del Fuego get its name?*From Panama's Caribbean coast, can you head eastward overland and reach the Pacific?

World Cup 1930 2010

Author : Ejikeme Ikwunze (MR. FOOTBALL)
ISBN : 9781479746361
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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WORLD CUP FINALS (1930 – 2010) – A STATISTICAL SUMMARY, is a highly epitomized embodiment of the statistics on the WORLD CUP FINALS The information contained in this compendium are quite clear, factual, validated, authenticated and written in simple English blended completely with a soft sense for details and an admirable appetite for comparative analysis. Arranged in an easy to follow format, it is comprehensively loaded and garnished with deep soul-stirring information, to prove and add flavor, to accommodate varied reader interests. The compilation, which could be adjudged a detailed “Reference Book”, gives an in-depth knowledge to outsiders, insiders and to those who are neither fans nor players. It is simply chef-d’ouvre and truly and thoroughly represents the title, “World Cup Finals - a Statistical Summary” because of the highly enriched content of work. Many adherents of the beautiful game of football are rarely aware of the statistical information on the World Cup Finals, a very good attempt was made by the author and all these gaps were filled up in this compendium. It is a researchers’ delight and will be an inseparable companion to any soccer fan anywhere in the World.

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