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A guide to the biggest sporting event in the world-for those who like their soccer with a side of kick-ass.
The teams, the fans, the goals, the saves, the divas, the divers, the myths, the madness-they’re all part of the world-wide spectacle that is soccer’s ultimate tournament, and they’re all here in this turbocharged guide. Packed with trivia, tall tales, stats, quizzes, and photos, The Glorious World Cup gives readers:
•Famous player profiles
•Villains, heroes, hooligans, and hard men
•On-field glory and off-field indiscretions
•Underdogs, overachievers, maniacs, and miracles
•Commentary from famous fans-including Irvine Welsh, Po Bronson, and Simon Kuper
•A look back at the greatest World Cup finals