Soccernomics

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 596 pages
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Why do England lose? Why does Scotland suck? Why doesn't America dominate the sport internationally...and why do the Germans play with such an efficient but robotic style? These are questions every soccer aficionado has asked. Soccernomics answers them. Using insights and analogies from economics, statistics, psychology, and business to cast a new and entertaining light on how the game works, Soccernomics reveals the often surprisingly counterintuitive truths about soccer. An essential guide for the 2010 World Cup, Soccernomics is a new way of looking at the world's most popular game.

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Review: Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the US, Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport

User Review  - Joanie - Goodreads

I've been meaning to read this book for a little while now. It's likely that the World Cup looming in the not-so-distant-horizon is the push I needed. Afterall, it's good to brush up a bit on the ... Read full review

Review: Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the US, Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

An academic and economic look at the state of world soccer, with loads of statistics, charts, and diagrams to back up the authors' claims. If you read Freakonomics, the authors take that style and ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Simon Kuper is the author of Football Against the Enemy (which won the William Hill Prize) and Ajax, The Dutch, The War (shortlisted for the William Hill Prize).Why England Lose appeared in August 2010. Simon writes for the Financial Times, and previously wrote football columns for The Times and the Observer. He is currently also a columnist for Four Four Two magazine.

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