The FIFA World Cup is undoubtedly football’s greatest tournament. ‘The World Cup: A History’ chronicles, as the title implies, the history of the competition, tournament by tournament.
Written by History In An Hour’s founder, Rupert Colley, ‘The World Cup: A History’ takes the reader from Jules Rimet’s vision and the inaugural tournament in 1930 to the coming 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Along the way we meet the illustrious names of yesteryear – from Leonidas, Ademir, Puskas, Fontaine and Ghiggia to Pele, Moore, Beckenbauer and Cruyff, and many more.
Including a list of records, a chapter on the Women’s FIFA World Cup and the World Cup Quiz, this book is a must for a superb overview to the ultimate sporting spectacle.
Read an extract from The World Cup: A History.
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