Soccer's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Clumsy Keepers, Clever Crosses, and Outlandish Oddities

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Potomac Books, Inc., Jan 1, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 286 pages
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Ernie Brandts of the Netherlands scored a goal for each team and injured his own goalkeeper in a 1978 World Cup match against Italy. Liverpool’s Robbie Fowler was suspended for four games and fined for pretending to snort the white chalk endline while celebrating a goal. In 1970, after El Salvador defeated Honduras in a World Cup qualifying match, the two countries severed diplomatic relations, and a four-day “Soccer War” broke out, in which more than 10,000 people died. A 1995 match in South Africa between the host Moroka Swallows and the Qwa Qwa Stars was delayed after the visiting team accused the host of using magical powers against them. Soccer's Most Wanted™ features the most outrageous players, the oddest injuries, the strangest matches, the most fantastic finishes, the greatest champions, and the most inept teams. In short, it covers the best and worst moments in the history of world soccer. Die-hard fans as well as newcomers to the sport will enjoy this irreverent guide to soccer trivia.
 

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Contents

No Way to End a Match
Injury Time
The Generals
Animal Farm
Celebration
Are You Blind?
Celebrities
Last Line of Defense

Why Are We Here?
Gooooooooooal
The Mouse That Roared
So Close Yet So Far
Great Moments in US Soccer History
US World Champions
NotSoGreat Moments in US Soccer History
Not Our Game
The Minnows
The Other Majors
Going for the Gold
The Worlds Great Stadiums
FixerUppers
Great Leagues of Europe
Americans Abroad
Great Clubs of England
Origins
Across the Channel
Great Rivalries
Fan Culture
British Hooliganism
Fluke Goals
Great Victories in Extra Time
Fantastic Finishes in International Matches
Fantastic Finishes in Club and College Matches
International Incidents
Behind the Iron Curtain
Murder and Death
Notorious Matches
Protesting Too Much
Air Disasters
Against All Odds
Food for Thought
Good OldTime Religion
Soccer in Iran
Curses Spells and Lucky Charms
Suspensions and Banishments
Hoaxes Myths and Mistaken Identity
Promotional Exercises
Security
SoccerStyle Kickers
Suicides
Bad Ideas
Strange but True
A Kick in the Head
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
Copyright

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He lives in Gambrills, maryland with is wife & two daughters.

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