The Soccer Book by Andrea Mills

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Does the sum of these parts give readers a greater appreciation of the game? No. Will they be able to lob a piece or two of trivia into a soccer conversation to establish street cred? Yes. Random, with the occasional fact as undeniably flabbergasting as, well, soccer-ball–sized hail.
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The Soccer Book is the perfect book for any soccer fan or player. Its quirky facts and amusing photos are collected from the biggest leagues and tournaments in the world of international soccer. Star players and dream teams, clever managers, fanatical fans, memorable matches and incredible goals -- all are here to enjoy and share with friends. The attractive graphics, easy text, and cartoon bubbles appeal to youth.

Topics range from team field tactics to signature moves of the sport's record-smashing pros. Like Ronaldinho's super step-over turns and the Panenka Penalty, a shoot-out winner used by Antonin Panenka in 1976. The author includes the most popular match-winning field formations and when they were first used, beginning with the 2-3-5 system used in the early 1990s.

Facts, trivia and entertaining illustrations are included on every double-page spread covering a single topic: Then and Now Giantkillers Goal Machines Hat-trick Heroes Super Stoppers The Numbers Game: The Second Half Greatest Goals Head to Head Memorable Matches World Cup Wonders Final Whistle Women's Soccer and much more.

The Soccer Book is action-packed and ideal for any soccer player or fan, with its staggering stats and profiles of the sport's greatest players.

 

About Andrea Mills

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Andrea Mills is an award-winning author of many children's and family reference books, including soccer and sports titles. Coming from a family of Gunners, she has been a lifelong soccer fan, with a season ticket at Arsenal for more than 20 years.
 
Published March 1, 2016 by Firefly Books. 64 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.
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Above average
on Jun 22 2016

Does the sum of these parts give readers a greater appreciation of the game? No. Will they be able to lob a piece or two of trivia into a soccer conversation to establish street cred? Yes. Random, with the occasional fact as undeniably flabbergasting as, well, soccer-ball–sized hail.

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