The Football Encyclopedia

Clive Gifford

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Kingfisher

9780753442234
144
Synopsis

Discover everything you need to know about football with the 2018 World Cup edition of The Football Encyclopedia.

Capturing the triumph and despair of key moments in world football, this book is packed with pictures and profiles of the world's most skillful footballers – old and new – from Beckham to Messi, Pelé to Ronaldo, Rooney to Neymar. Over 40 of the best international and national teams to have lit up the game are covered in detail, including Brazil, Manchester United, Barcelona and Spain.

All the drama of the 'beautiful game' is fully analyzed with dynamic full-spread photos and digital artworks that recreate famous moves and goals, while each chapter includes links to websites, providing a valuable access point to databases of players, international results, all the major tournaments, and club histories. Includes in-depth coverage of every aspect of football, including rules and skills; fans and the media; managers and tactics. Packed with the latest statistics on the 'beautiful game', including an updated report on EURO 16, this is a superbly detailed reference book for all the family. Includes a pull-out World Cup 2018 wallchart to fill in as the tournament progresses.