By Clemente A. Lisi

There isn't any wearing occasion extra well known than the realm Cup. For one month each 4 years, billions of individuals all over the world flip their cognizance to the match. lovers name in ill 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 historical past of the area Cup: 1930-2014, Clemente A. Lisi chronicles this overseas phenomenon, offering shiny money owed of person video games from the tournament's origins in 1930 to trendy instances. It contains a word list of phrases, facts for every festival, images, 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. even though 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 during the last a number of decades.

Updated with a brand new bankruptcy at the 2014 global Cup, profiles of these avid gamers who stood out within the most up-to-date pageant, and revised statistical info, A heritage of the area Cup offers a desirable learn for fanatics of the game.

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