Women's Soccer by Barbara Stewart
The Passionate Game

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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 glory—and 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.

About Barbara Stewart

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Stewart is a freelance writer and editor. Stoumbos played with the Canadian Women's National Soccer team from 1992 to 2000 and was the first player ever to score a World Cup goal for Canada.
Published August 22, 2003 by Greystone Books. 128 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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This joyful, celebratory volume, which was first released in hardcover in 2003, describes the explosion in women's soccer over the past decade-plus, highlighting major moments from the first U.S. Women's World Cup victory in 1991 to the formation of pro leagues around the world.

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