The World Cup: The Ultimate Guide to the Greatest Sports Spectacle in the World

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HarperCollins, May 9, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 396 pages
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Over the past few years, the popularity of soccer has exploded throughout the United States. The World Cup is followed with the same religiosity -- if not more -- as the Super Bowl or the World Series. Every four years, the top soccer teams of the world come together in one country to offer one of the most viewed spectacles in modern-day sports.

Written in a friendly tone and filled with the humor and expertise of Univision sports anchor Fernando Fiore, The World Cup includes information about all the key players, the history of the Cup, the teams to watch, and an interactive component allowing readers to keep track of each country's performance, making this guide the essential resource for soccer fans around the world.

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The World Cup : The Ultimate Guide to the Greatest Sports Spectacle in the World

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In June, 32 nations will send representatives to 12 German cities for an international summit-the 2006 World Cup. Thousands will attend, and literally millions will watch television coverage of the ... Read full review

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a little cheesy and unabashed with the self-promotion. sometimes funny; historical trivia on past world cups and fast facts on the 2006 cup. Read full review

About the author (2006)

Fernando Fiore is the face of sports for the Univision network and one of the most recognized celebrities in the Hispanic community. He has worked in television, radio, and Internet for more than twenty years and has won three Emmys throughout his career. With his unique sense of humor, his natural-born charm, and high energy, he has made the widely watched República Deportiva one of the most successful sports shows in America.

Fernando Fiore es el presentador de República Deportiva de la cadena Univision, el programa deportivo más popular de la televisión hispana de los Estados Unidos. Su carrera abarca veinte años de experiencia en televisión, radio e internet, y en tres ocasiones ha sido galardonado con el prestigioso premio Emmy de la industria de la televisión. Además de varios campeonatos mundiales de fútbol, Fernando ha cubierto como reportero varias ediciones de la Copa América, los Juegos Olímpicos, la Serie Mundial de beisbol y el Superbowl del fútbol americano, entre otros.

Ezra E. Fitz has translated Latin American novels such as Eloy Urroz's The Obstacles and Friction, and Alberto Fuguet's The Movies of My Life.

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