Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Jun 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
Soccer. No other sport in the world captivates a bigger audience -- and no other competition electrifies its fans like the World Cup. Now, just in time for the next World Cup competition, comes a book just for kids, jam-packed with information about each and every World Cup ever played.
Want to know who was behind the biggest surprise defeat of the 1950 tournament? It's in here. Curious about what happened to the Jules Rimet trophy when it was in England? Turn to the chapter on World Cup 1966. Wondering what the term Total Football means? You'll find the answer here -- along with much, much more, including a bonus chapter on the Women's World Cup and lists of winners, runners-up, and scores of past Cups. And because it all comes from Matt Christopher, young readers know they're getting the best sports writing on the shelf.
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1966 World Cup 7k CHAPTER Akers Argentina attack Austria baseball beat blasted booted Brazil Brazilians Cameroon championship champs Chile coach competition country’s Cruyff Cup’s Czechoslovakia defeat defending champion Dutch England English Eusébio fell field FIFA final match five goals France game ended Garrincha Germany’s goalkeeper header host country Hungary Italian Italy Italy’s Jairzinho Jongbloed Jules Rimet Korea Kristine Lilly Maradona Materazzi Mia Hamm Michelle Akers minutes later minutes remaining national team Netherlands offense Olympics pass past Pelé penalty kick penalty shoot-out pitch Poland previous Cup quarterfinals reaching the semifinals referee Ronaldo round of sixteen Schroif scoreless second goal second half semifinal round shot Sindelar slots soccer soccer history South American spectators sport squad stadium star player style of play Sweden team scored team’s teammate three goals took Total Football United Uruguay victory West Germany winners Women’s World Cup World Cup history World Cup Trophy Zidane