By Clemente A. Lisi

There isn't any carrying occasion extra renowned than the realm Cup. For one month each 4 years, billions of individuals worldwide flip their recognition to the event. lovers name in ill to paintings, pack into bars to observe video games, or remain domestic for days at a time glued to their television units. not anything else turns out to matter.

In A background of the realm Cup: 1930-2014, Clemente A. Lisi chronicles this overseas phenomenon, delivering bright debts of person video games from the tournament's origins in 1930 to trendy occasions. It includes a word list of phrases, facts for every pageant, photographs, 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, in fact, Pelé. although different histories of the realm Cup mostly forget about the USA' contribution to the contest, this quantity highlights the development of the yankee groups over the past numerous decades.

Updated with a brand new bankruptcy at the 2014 global Cup, profiles of these gamers who stood out within the most modern pageant, and revised statistical info, A heritage of the realm Cup presents a desirable learn for enthusiasts of the game.

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