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Soccer Stories: Anecdotes, Oddities, Lore, and Amazing Feats

Price: 4.23 USD

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Author Name: Risolo, Donn

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Publisher U.S.A. UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR 2010

ISBN Number 0803230141 / 9780803230149

Seller ID 105986

Arguably the world's most popular sport, soccer has its own colorful lore, still little known in a nation only now beginning to give the game its due. This book offers the perfect opportunity to catch up on soccer's rich history--and to discover some of the funniest, most ironic, outlandish, and tragic stories ever to come out of the world of sports. Taking readers as far afield as the Faeroe Islands, Thailand, Madagascar, Belarus, Bhutan, and the North Pole, the selections in "Soccer Stories" range from the strange (Brazilian players paid in cattle by their cash-strapped club) to the wild (the Mexican prison warden who threw open all the cell doors in celebration of a World Cup victory) to the comical (the referee who ejected himself). Here is the plane crash that wiped out the Italian team on the eve of its fifth straight national championship; the spiteful African club that scored 149 goals against itself in one game; and the youngster who banked a shot into the goal off a passing seagull. As lively as it is informative, "Soccer Stories" will engage fans of all levels.

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