Women’s international soccer has captured the hearts and minds of sports fans all over the world, and this book celebrates the game in all its gloryand passion!with more than 70 exuberant full-color images, and a lively text.
"Passion and the Game" is the story of the stars, with in-depth profiles of world-renowned players Mia Hamm, Tiffany Milbrett, and Brandi Chastain of the USA, and Charmaine Hooper and Christine Sinclair of Canada, as well as Germany’s Birgit Prinz, China’s Sun Wen, and Norway’s Siri Nordby. It is also the story of the teams, from more than 130 countries--from perennial powerhouses such as the USA, China, and Germany, to emerging headliners such as Canada, Brazil, and Sweden to a growing list of talented newcomers from countries fielding women’s teams for the first time. And it is the story of the international competitions, from the Olympic Games to the Women’s World Cup, that have served as proving grounds for some splendid athletes and terrific teams. With skill, determination, and love of the sport, women’s soccer teams and the extraordinary people behind them have overcome limited resources and even official banning, and have won the respect and enthusiasm of adoring fans all over the world.
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Published August 22, 2003
by Greystone Books.
Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.