The World Cup

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In The World Cup: A Very Peculiar History, author David Arscott tackles the big subjects at the heart of the beautiful game, including how the tournament first kicked off, the dirty tactics used throughout the years and the most memorable managers in the history of the tournament. Filled to the brim with quirky quotes, fantastic facts and surprising statistics, this is the perfect accompaniment to any post-match celebration (or commiseration!) during the season. At its heart The World Cup: A Very Peculiar History is a look at the many amusing, amazing and sometimes alarming stories that lie behind this greatest of all sporting tournaments. And it even features up-to-date information about the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Features Stat Cards, World Cup Fact Files and humorous illustrations.